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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- • ■ • 



Volume 17, Number 1 



November 15, 1963 




The California-International Antiquarian Book Fair 

The third Antiquarian Book Fair closed its doors at the Ambassador Hotel two weeks ago. From 
all reports of buyers and sellers alike, it was a stunning success. It was the first time we had seen 
rare book collectors in masses. 

One could, with persistence, work one's way through the throngs to each of the thirty-or-so booths 
of antiquarian dealers, there to see superb manuscripts, examples of very early printing, handsome 
bindings, works of modern fine printing, pictures and prints and maps, broadsides and pamphlets and 
chapbooks, books on California. Americana, art, Shakespeare, theater, medicine, science. The leading 
rare book men of Northern and Southern California were there, and the excitement of the Fair was much 
enhanced by the special offerings of dealers from the East Coast and from Japan, England, and Switzer- 
land. 

Two UCLA librarians were among the hardest workers at the Book Fair, as can be seen in the ac- 
companying photograph of Margaret Gustafson and Roberta Nixon inking Muir Dawson's 1841 Imperial 
hand press, readying it to take another impression of Muir's little pamphlet, A Plea for Books. The 
sheets were folded, inserted in wrappers, and stitched by hand, while the customers waited, all for 
twenty-five cents. 



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Personnel Notes 

]oan Flintoff has joined the staff as Librarian I in the Catalog Depanment. She earned her Bache- 
lor's degree in history and her Master's in library science at the University of Michigan. 

Arthur Nebgen, newly appointed Laboratory Helper in the Photographic Department, has studied at 
Lamar College, in Beaumont, Texas. 

Mrs. Inkeri Rank has accepted a position as Librarian I in the Catalog Department. She earned a 
Master's degree in modern languages and comparative literature at the University of Helsinki, a Mas- 
ter's degree in education at Cornell University, and a professional degree in library science at the Uni- 
versity of Toronto. She has worked in the libraries at the University of Uppsala and at Cornell, and 
has held teaching and administrative positions in several educational systems. 

Airs. Marjorie Shore, a 1963 graduate of the School of Library Service, has been appointed Librar- 
ian I in the Acquisitions Department. She majored in English as a undergraduate at UCLA, and for sev- 
eral years was in charge of the children's section of the patient's library at the Medical Center as a 
volunteer worker. 

Resignations have been received from Donald Read, Librarian II in the Reference Department of 
the Biomedical Library, effective December 15, to accept a position with the Los Angeles County 
Public Library; and from William Woods, Librarian II in the Business Administration Library, effective 
January 1, to pursue studies toward the doctoral degree. 

Visitors 

Mitsuo Nitla, Managing Director of the Yushodo Booksellers; Ueo Koketsu, of Ohya Shobo; Shiro 
Muraguchi, of Muraguchi Shobo; and Shozaburo Sakakura, of Keihan Shobo, all from Tokyo, visited the 
Oriental Library on October 29 with Muir Dawson, of Dawson's Book Shop, and Sachio Kano, of Los 
Angeles. The four Japanese booksellers were exhibitors in the California-International Antiquarian 
Book Fair, and their participation was sponsored by the Dawson firm. They were guests of Mr. Moore 
at a luncheon in their honor at the Faculty Center, and afterwards visited the Department of Special 
Collections. 

The California-International Antiquarian Book Fair brought several other renowned booksellers to 
the Library. Among the visitors who came to the Department of Special Collections and other Library 
departments were David Magee, of San Francisco, Albi Rosenthal, of the Otto Haas firm, in Oxford, 
James Smith, of W. H. Smith & Son, London, and William Wreden, of Atherton, California. 

Recent visitors to the Oriental Library have been Shojitsu Ohara, Professor of Buddhism at 
Ryukoku University, in Kyoto, on October 30; and Mrs. Atsumi Minami and Brenda E. Crudge, both of 
the University's Medical Center Library, in San Francisco, on November 1. 

Wilfrid Saunders, Director of the Postgraduate School of Librarianship at the University of Shef- 
field, visited the School of Library Service and the University Library on November 4-6. He consulted 
with the Assistant Librarians and the heads of services, and visited several Library departments. He 
was the guest of Chancellor Murphy and Dean Powell at a luncheon in the Faculty Center. 

Donna Haskell, head cataloger at the Arizona State University Library, visited the Catalog De- 
partment on November 5. 

Paul A. Bennett, calligrapher, graphic artist, and Typophiles publisher, visited the Department of 
Special Collections on November?, after speaking to the students in the School of Library Service. 



November 15, 1963 




Letters Shed New Light on Richard Cobden 

Richard Cobden, the British statesman and reformer of the nineteenth century, was a keen observer 
of international affairs and of the places he visited in his travels on the Continent between 1833 and 

1847, and he was an untiring and voluminous writer of letters on 
his observations. An extensive collection of these letters has been 
acquired by the Department of Special Collections. 

While traveling abroad for relaxation, Cobden wrote continually 
to his friends, associates, and family — 41 letters in this collection 
are to his brothers and sisters. "I am writing this whilst sailing 
down the Nile on my return to Alexandria," he wrote to his brother 
Charles in January 1837, "and it is penned upon no better desk than 
my knees, while sitting cross-legged upon my mattress, in the cabin 
of a boat not high enough in the roof to allow me to stand." 

To his close friends. Sails Schwabe and his wife, .Madame 

V,.g^^^^^H - Julie Salis-Schwabe, who published a volume of reminiscences of 

- -"^^^^^^I^bH Cobden in 1895, he wrote many interesting letters describing his 

"^i|^^^^^|B political and private affairs. Nearly 100 letters to the Schwabes 

^^^^^KM in the Library's collection give substantial expression to his views 

on free trade, the repeal of the English corn laws, the tariff, gov- 
ernmental reform, foreign relations, and other significant issues, particularly for the period from 1846 to 
1864. 

Another group includes letters from Cobden to his friend George Toms and to William Tait, editor 
and publisher of the Edinburgh Magazine, the literary and political journal to which Cobden, John Stuart 
Mill, and John Bright were regular contributors. 

Early Illustrated Books Are Exhibited 

The Department of Special Collections has a display of a selection of its finest and rarest illus- 
trated books, arranged especially for the UCLA Open House this Sunday. The exhibit, entitled "The 
Illustrated Book in the Early Years of Printing, circa 1470-1550," will be displayed until December 9- 

The woodcut illustrations in the early books harmonize with the types, to form an artistic unity 
that has never been surpassed in book-making. Among the notable rarities in the exhibit are Francesco 
Colonna's Hxpnerotomachia Poliphili, of 1499; Stephan Fridolin's Schatzbehalter, of 1491; Phillipe 
Pigouchet's Ces Presentes Heures a Lusaige de Romme, a book of hours printed on vellum for Simon 
Vostre, in Paris, of 1502; and Geoffroy Tory's L'Art & Science, of 1549, the second edition of his 
Champ Fleiirx. 

Illustrated pages from the Library's collection of miscellaneous leaves of early books are displayed 
on the corridor walls in the Department of Special Collections. 



Revised List of Children's Books Is Issued 

A revised and enlarged edition of Distinguished Books for Children has been compiled by Donnarae 
MacCann for distribution to visitors to the University Elementan.- School Library during the University 
Open House this weekend, and to parents, librarians, and teachers upon request. Two hundred books 
are listed in the new edition, under headings for Picture Books, Fiction, Folklore, and Poetry. 



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Shakespeore Seminar Features Rowse and Heilman 

A Glark Library Seminar on Shakespeare held last Saturday was enlivened by A. L. Rowse's bril- 
liant resume of his controversial biography of the subject. In the course of his presentation Mr. Rowse, 
Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and of the Huntington Library, poet, historian, autobiographer, al- 
so treated the seminarians to a display of Cornish wit by answering the barrage laid down on his book 
by English critics. The Rowse biography is due to be published in the U. S. next January by Harper. 

In the ensuing discussion Professor Rowse accepted the suggestions of Dean Mark Curtis, UCLA's 
Elizabethan historian, and of Professor Hugh Dick, who moderated the seminar, that further study be 
made of the "Southampton Circle," from which Shakespeare's patronage came. 

Following an outdoor buffet luncheon in perfect weather, the seminar was treated again to a lucid 
and witty paper by Professor Robert Heilman, Chairman of the Department of English at the University 
of Washington, on recent modes of literary criticism. 

As the meeting adjourned the Library's catalogers were relieved that no one had challenged their 
main-entry cards which credit the plays and poems of William Shakespeare to William Shakespeare (1564- 
1616). 

Rare Music Books Are Shown by the Music Library 

The Music Library has assembled an exhibit of rare musical scores and books on music in the dis- 
play cases in the lobby of Schoenberg Hall. Among the items in the display are a part-book of madri- 
gals by the Italian composer, Orazio Vecchi, printed in 1602; an Antiphonarium, a collection of Grego- 
rian chant printed in 1564; and a 1762 edition of Monsigny's comic opera, Le roi et le fermier. The 
materials in the exhibit were purchased in Europe last year by Professor Walter Rubsaraen with funds 
from the Chancellor's Office. 

Credit Line 

Acknowledgments to "Robert Vosper, Librarian of UCLA, as representative of the many staff mem- 
bers, especially in the Physics and Engineering-Mathematics libraries, whose kindness and courtesy 
were exemplary," are recorded in Masers and Lasers (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1963), by H. Arthur 
Klein, of Malibu. 

Publications and Activities 

Belle Fainberg has compiled The Oral History Program at UCLA: An Annotated Bibliography, a list 
of fifty-seven interviewing projects, with descriptive notes. The bibliography (25 pages, mimeographed) 
was published last week by the Oral History Program, and is available for twenty-five cents. 

Everett Moore has been appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the Public Library Development 
Board, a new agency authorized to oversee the administration of the program of financial grants to local 
public library systems as specified in A. B. 590 of the 1963 California legislature. 

Mr. Moore's keynote address, "Learning Without Fear," at the Pacific Northwest Library Association 
conference in Yakima, Washington, on August 28, has been published in the October issue of the PNLA 
Quarterly. 

Betty Rosenberg writes a column of "Reviews of Fiction ' for The Roundup, the official magazine 
of the Western Writers of America. Her first contribution appears in the November issue. 



November 15, 1963 5 

Libraries Participate in the University Open House 

Campus libraries will be open for visitors during the third UCLA Open House this Sunday, Novem- 
ber 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coordinating of plans for Library participation in the Open House has 
been the responsibility of Walther Liebenow, who has also prepared the text of a leaflet. The Libraries 
at UCLA, for distribution to visitors. 

The exhibit cases of the Main Library will show 'American Broadside Ballads & Pocket Songsters 
of the Nineteenth Century," described in the Librarian of November 1, and the Department of Special 
Collections, as mentioned elsewhere in this issue, will display 'The Illustrated Book in the Early Years 
of Printing, circa 1470-1550." 

The Music Library has prepared, with the assistance of Professor Walter Rubsamen, a display for 
the Schoenberg Hall exhibit cases on "Manuscripts & Printed Editions of Music & Musical Theory of the 
16th to 18th Centuries." The University Elementary School Library will distribute to visitors copies of 
a revised and enlarged edition of its list of Distinguished Books for Children, and will also display 
many books from the list. 

Exhibits in other campus libraries are "Consider the Sun° and "History of Pediatrics," in the Bio- 
medical Library; "American Higher Education and World Affairs," in the Education Library; "The Order 
of the COIF,' in the Law Library; "Pacific Ocean Maps," in the Map Library; "Illustrated Books," in 
the Oriental Library; and publications of faculty members in the Business Administration Library, the 
English Reading Room, and the Institute of Industrial Relations Library. 

The Art Library has announced that the Belt Library of Vinciana will be open to visitors on Sunday, 
and the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library will show its new reading room for faculty and 
graduates. The Chemistry Research Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m., the Geology Library from 2 
to 5 p.m., and the Physics Library from 2 to 7 p.m. 

Guide to the Leningrad State Library, an English Translation 

N. I. Morachevskii's Guide to the M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin Stale Public Library, Leningrad, in an 
English translation by Raymond H. Fisher, of UCLA's Department of History, has just been published 
as number 14 in the series of UCLA Library Occasional Papers. The volume gives the most complete 
account available in English of the history, organization, public services, and regulations of the great 
Leningrad State Library, and complements the series of articles on the Library's collections which ap- 
peared recently in The Book Collector, of London. Copies of the Guide may be obtained at Jl.OO each, 
plus 4 per cent tax for California purchasers, at Room 235A, UCLA Library, Los Angeles, California 
90024. Checks should be made payable to the Regents of the University of California. 

Another Little Book 

\Pm. M. Cheney, of the Auk Press, known also as the Printer in the Gatehouse (of the Clark Library, 
that is), strikes type again as The Seahorse Press, Long Beach. His latest miniature book— 1-5/8 by 
2-1/8 inches — is Captain Jack: Being the Reminiscences of a Sea-Going Bookseller, by John Friend, of 
which 300 copies were printed by Cheney, bound in leather by Bela Blau, and offered for sale at $5.00 
(for 32 pages!) by Dawson's Book Shop. 

We like the part where Mr. Friend quotes from a letter from one of his customers: "Book I would 
Like is how to get a Rich Girl interested in treasure hunting around 37 or 38 years old very adventrious. 
None Drinker prodisent Good Looking Kind interested in some One with a Law Suit case I am pretty 
shure I could win 50 thousand ..." 



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Rare Shakespeare Editions Are Exhibited at the Clark Library 

An exhibit of the Clark Library's collection of Shakespeareana, honoring the quatercentenary of his 
birth in 1564, was mounted in the Library's rare book rooms, in time for the seminar on Shakespeare last 
week. The display is centered on the First Folio of 1623 and the original quarto editions of The Mer- 
chant of Venice (1600), Much Adoe About Nothing (1600), Othello (1622), The Taming of the Shrew (1631), 
and Julius Caesar (1684). Works sometimes attributed to Shakespeare, source books for some of his 
plays, and contemporary dramatists also are featured. Shakespearean editions and adaptations of the 
later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are shown, and numerous examples from the fine printing of 
the Kelmscott, Doves, and Vale presses, Eric Gill, the Grabhorns, and others, bring the exhibition down 
to modern times. 

The exhibit will be continued for several months, and visitors are welcome by appointment (tele- 
phone REpublic 1-8529)- The Library, located at 2205 West Adams Boulevard, is open daily except 
Sunday. 

Annual Meeting of the Western History Association 

Five hundred members of the Western History Association gathered at their third annual meeting, 
on October 17 to 19 at the Hotel Utah in Salt Lake City, for a program of thirty papers reflecting a rich 
variety of interests. Among the participants was John W. Caughey, Professor of History at UCLA, who 
spoke on 'Herbert Eugene Bolton: His Contributions to the History of the West." Other sessions were 
devoted to ethnohistory, immigration. Western literature, the Hudson's Bay Company, folklore, bibliog- 
raphy, and publications. 

The Association was formed in 1961, in Santa Fe; last year's meeting was held in Denver. Oscar 
O. Winther, editor of the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, is the new President of the WHA. The 
Association plans early next year to begin publication of a new quarterly journal, The American West, 
to be edited by A. R. Mortensen, Director of the University of Utah Press, who earned his doctorate in 
history at UCLA. 

Durham on Chandler 

When Wilbur Smith pulled a Philip Marlowe, tracked Raymond Chandler to his La Jolla hideout, and 
began a friendship that eventually brought the surviving Chandler mss. to UCLA, he made possible the 
research by Professor Philip Durham which led to the publication by the University of North Carolina 
Press of his monograph on Chandler called Down These Mean Streets; Raymond Chandler's Knight. 

Durham's is an enthralling book for those who rank Chandler's work with that of Carey McWilliaras 
as the truest writing about Southern California, writing which penetrates two ways through smog and 
blacktop and sees the city on the plain with appalling clarity. Chandler had the three S's — the gift to 
see, to sense, and to say — in more abundance and balance than any other novelist about L. A. 

As I observed in 1952, in listing Farewell My Lovely among the best novels about Southern Cali- 
fornia, "Chandler's genius was rocket-like. The Big Sleep was his take-off. Farewell My Lovely 
soared, followed nearly as high by The High Window and The Lady in the Lake, then sputtered out in 
The Little Sister." 

Durham accounts for this trajectory by the sad facts of Chandler's private life, his passionate de- 
votion to mother, wife, and cat; and the account makes good and convincing reading. 

L. C. P. 



November 15, 1963 



CURLS Will Meet at Santa Barbara Campus 

The Southern Division of the California Library Association's College, University, and Research 
Libraries Section will hold its autumn meeting at the Santa Barbara campus of the University, on Satur- 
day, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ardis Lodge, Head of UCLA Library's Reference Department, 
will join five other panelists during the morning session for a discussion on student orientation and in- 
struction in the use of academic libraries. The luncheon speaker will be Dorothy Drake, Librarian of 
Scripps College, talking about "Libraries Around the World," from some of her observations during a re- 
cent sabbatical year of travel. In the afternoon there will be tours of the new addition to the UCSB Li- 
brary building. 

Reservations for luncheon, at $2.10, must be made by November 19; checks should go to Katherine 
McNabb, University of California Library, Santa Barbara Campus, Goleta, California. 

Technical Processes Group Considers International Acquisitions 

The Southern California Technical Processes Group will hold its fall meeting on Monday, Novem- 
ber 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the Los Angeles Home Furnishing Mart (1933 South Broadway). The program 
topic will be "The International Theme in Acquisitions." John E.Smith, University Librarian on the 
Irvine campus, and former head of the Acquisitions Department at UCLA, will speak on "The Seren- 
dipity of a Peripatetic Librarian," and Elizabeth Norton, Serials Librarian at UCLA, will speak on "A 
Global Collection of Correspondence," relating to the American Library Association's forthcoming list 
of international subscription agents. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Editor: J. M. Edelstein. Contributors 
to this issue: William Conway, Che-Hwei Lin, Juli Miller, James Mink, Doyce Nunis, Lawrence Clark 
Powell, Helene Schimansky, Gordon Stone, Brooke Whiting. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 17, Number 2 



November 27, 1963 



Memoirs of a Hollywood Union Man 

The memoirs of Herbert Knott Sorrell have been acquired by the Department of Special Collections 
in the form of a typed transcript, You Don't Choose Your Friends, from the original tape-recorded 




Strike at the Warner Brothers Studios in 1945. Photograph by George L. Bevans. 

interview made by Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon, of UCLA's Oral History Program. Mr. Sorrell was a labor union 
representative and President of the Conference of Studio Unions. His interest in the welfare of the labor- 
ing man is not unusual, for he had boyhood memories of a labor strike that involved his father, and he 
spent his youth at various factory jobs in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley areas. On the 
side he took up boxing, at which he was very successful, but he gave it up. "It's the hardest thing in 
the world to quit boxing when you're still not conquered," said Mr. Sorrell. "If you wait until you've 
become a has-been, the public quits you and says nothing about it, but to quit while you're still winning 
is a tough job."' 

In 1923 he came to Los Angeles where he got a job as a painter for a motion picture studio. A few 
years later an attempt was made to unionize the studio painters: "One of the officials in the studio came 



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around and asked everyone if they belonged to the union. Some of the men, who I knew clii/ belong to the 
union, denied it. When they spoke to me, I said, "Sure.' ... 1 was called in about an hour later and 
fired. This made quite a mark on me, and made me a real enthusiastic union member!" 

His moral integrity brought him the support of thousands of laborers in the Hollywood studio strikes 
of 1937. His disgust with the Capone-dominated racketeering practices and his dedication to the welfare 
of the workers brought new hope to the studio laborers. Mr. Sorrell' s interview is aptly summarized by 
Mrs. Dixon: "Speaking with an almost frightening honesty, Mr. Sorrell discusses . . . the violence of the 
strikes, the corruption in the unions, and the accusations of Communism against him." 

Mr. Sorrell has also presented to the Library a group of materials relating to the Hollywood studio 
strikes of 1945 to 1947. Included are clippings, photographs, ephemera, materials relating to the hear- 
ings on the strike in Los Angeles held by a special subcommittee of the House of Representatives Com- 
mittee on Education and Labor, and The Story of the HoUywoud Film Strike in Cartoons, by Gene Price. 

Personnel Notes 

Elver Jensen, newly appointed Duplicating Machine Operator in the Photographic Department, has 
previously worked as an Addressograph Operator for the Bankers Life and Casualty Company. 

Mrs. Linda Leibow has been employed in the College Library as a Senior Library Assistant. She 
has taken elementary education courses at UCLA and at San Fernando Valley State College, and has 
worked as a clerk in the Santa Monica City College Library and in the Santa Monica Public Library. 

Mrs. Sylvia Mortimer has joined the College Library staff as a Librarian I. Mrs. Mortimer is a gradu- 
ate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in history, and she earned her Master's degree 
in library science at the University of Michigan. She has served as a reference librarian at the Free Li- 
brary of Philadelphia. 

We regret to announce that Thomas Payne, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, was 
killed when struck by an automobile on Saturday, November 16. 

Students' Business Book Sole Sells Out 

The second annual Business Book Sale, sponsored by the Inter-Organizational Student Council of 
the Graduate School of Business Administration, was a great success. Some 500 books were contributed 
by the Business Administration Library and ten members of the faculty and staff, and were sold at prices 
from five cents to three dollars each at the November 6 sale, managed and operated by students under the 
general direction of Franklin Tom. The proceeds of the sale last year were given to the International 
Student Exchange Program. 

Suddenly There Came a Tapping 

"We had about 350 visitors in the Education Library for the University Open House," reports our Ed- 
ucation Librarian, Katherine Harrant; "most were local, from the Los Angeles area, but we had one couple 
from Surrey, England. At 5 p.m. when I closed the doors and went into the office to pick up my belong- 
ings, I heard a scratching on the window, and there (on the outside, fortunately) was hanging a huge fly- 
ing squirrel -I thought at first it was a large bat -the first flying one I had ever seen outside books. 
He was just a little too late for Open House." 



November 27, 1963 



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Atuagagdiiut 

After lengthy negotiation with the distinguished Stockholm firm, Sandbergs Bokhandel , which repre- 
sented the seller, the Library recently acquired a virtually complete run of one of the world's more re- 
markable newspapers, Atuagagdiiut. Its dateline is Godthaab, on the west coast of the Danish protec- 
torate of Greenland and at the approximate latitude of Nome, Alaska, and its language is Greenlandic — 
in brief, Eskimo. 




The relative antiquity of a good portion of this item is not, at first sight, especially remarkable, for 
the world had seen many newspapers by 1861 and some of these are still going strong. More remarkable 
is the fact that as many as four other complete or almost complete sets are known to exist, for in the 
early years the paper had hard sledding. Specifically remarkable is that our rara avis (an ad hoc pun, 
cf . Scand. avis: "newspaper") was founded in a tiny community close to the Arctic Circle, in a vast and 
almost uninhabited country. Written in a language known to few Europeans and for a people who lacked 
a written literature, it was printed by self-taught editor-printers on a tiny press and under formidable 
hardships, first in an attic and thereafter in a small, icy-cold garden house of stone. With no formalized 
income or budget, it was, through a clever lending service, distributed without charge to all who would 
read, whether about the world outside, about past history, or about themselves. 



Now, despite increasingly rigorous selective measures for faculty and staff recruitment and promo- 
tion at UCLA, many professors, and even some members of the Library staff, do not as yet read Eskimo. 
When your reporter, at a desk in the Department of Special Collections, hopefully began his examination 
of the journal, he had never really sat down and digested a novel, an epic, a play, a quatrain, or a walrus- 
meat ad in Greenlandic or any other shade of Eskimo. Hours later, after a detailed analysis of the thou- 
sands of columns that separate 1861 from 1952, he not only had acquired deep insights into Old High, 
Middle High, and Low Modern Eskimo but could even make out the texts in Danish that were introduced 
when Atuagagdiiut in that year merged with Gronlandsposten. 

For those who have not Danish nor yet Eskimo, there is notwithstanding great enjoyment to be de- 
rived from the generous illustrations of this Hyperborean newspaper. Many of these, including some that 



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must be folded more than once to fit into the 26 x 20 cm. format of the publication, are in full color, done 
by hand. They present such divergent subjects as the national hero Ogier le Danois, American Indians 
hunting bison, and the Animal Kingdom or life among the Europeans. 

Though we have spoken of A. as a newspaper, it was not a daily or even a weekly. Considering the 
logistics of distribution, that would have been pointless. It was a monthly periodical, the several issues 
of which were printed serially but sent forth only once a year, as an annual of several hundred columns, 
with a separate title page for each month. Nowadays it is issued as a sprightly fortnightly journal, 
still printed at Godthaab but on the most modern of presses. 

How did such a publication come about.' It owes its origin to a remarkable Danish administrator, the 
scientist, explorer, artist, writer, and Crown Inspector for Greenland, Dr. H. J. Rink (1819-1893). During 
a trip to Copenhagen in 1856-57, Rink pressured the Crown into financing a small printing press and a 
tiny lithographic press. After some successful ventures in the printing of books. Rink was able, in 1861, 
to commence his long-cherished project to issue a serial publication with its Greenlandic title which 
means approximately "Free News Chronicle." 

The editor from 1861 to 1874 was the talented Greenlander Rasmus Berthelsen, the son of a sealer, 
who became a seminary teacher at Godthaab and was a poet, musician, and self-taught printer and wood 
engraver. He was succeeded in 1874 by his assistant Lars M0ller. M0ller, known to his countrymen as 
Arqualuk ("Elder Sister's Younger Brother"), joined the project as an almost unlettered boy of 15 who 
knew little Danish, while his employer, Dr. Rink, had not yet learned Eskimo. In 1861, Rink brought the 
boy to Copenhagen for a short and intensive course in printing and allied arts. One day the two were 
graciously summoned before King Frederick VII for an audience. "I believe this is the first time I have 
ever seen a Greenlander," said the monarch paternally. "I believe this is the first time I have ever seen 
a king," responded Arqualuk. 

Like all true Greenlanders, printer-editors Berthelsen and Mf^ller spent their summers in the wilds; 
publishing took place during the winter months. When their ink gave out, the editors boiled varnish and 
soot together. Rollers for the press were a cast solution of molasses and glue. The paper, in order to 
receive a proper impression, had to be soaked the day before printing. By morning it was naturally frozen 
stiff, as were the fingers of the publishing staff. 

But Aiuagagdliut brought a new way of thinking to Greenland: it caused the Greenlanders to grow 
from an Eskimo community into a people. The little journal solicited material from its readers, making 
it, for us, a goldmine of Greenlandic lore. To the Greenlanders, it was a repertory of information about 
a world that they were dimly beginning to apprehend. The editorial labor was colossal, since Eskimo 
lacked words for most of the appurtenances of civilization and the concepts of history, and these had 
consequently to be invented. The paper combined local news, native memoirs, animal fables, medieval 
chronicles, geographical essays, the Dano-Prussian War, Robinson Crusoe, official decrees. A woodcut 
vignette of Godthaab headed the title page for forty years until it was replaced in 1901 by a photograph 
of "modern" Godthaab. 

The printers could not produce a fixed number of copies but printed as many as they and their little 
press could manage, the average being several hundred. "It was not distributed to private families," says 
Knud Oldendow in his Printing in Greenland (Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1959, p. 29), "but a number of 
copies were sent to each local council which in turn lent them out to the heads of families in the dis- 
trict, until the greasy tattered copies had been read and reread and were so worn out that they were only 
of use for their muzzle loaders." Small wonder, then, that complete runs are rare. 



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Our set comprises 33 volumes, from 1861 to I960. The UCLA copy of the volume containing the 
first 45 issues (1861-1865) is bound in the original maroon-colored, leaf-patterned anorak shirting which 
seemed to come most easily to hand for the purpose. This volume has more than 700 columns of text, 
and nineteen of the illustrations are lithographs in full color. The blue and gold of the opening title page 
has faded appreciably but must have been impressive a century ago. 

By 1874, when Arqualuk took over, Atuagagdliut had published 3100 columns. Thereafter, the issues 
were numbered separately, and a new, smaller, more sophisticated typefont appeared, using for the first 
time the accent marks with which Greenlandic is now printed. By 1880 a table of contents had been 
added for each number; in the 1890's photographs began to appear. In 1889 a beautifully bound Royal 
Issue appeared in honor of Christian IX's silver jubilee. Another such special number appeared in 1926 
to honor Arqualuk, who had just died, secure in the hearts of his people, at the age of 83. After 1900 
the illustrations were chiefly photographic, and by 1930 the paper had a completely modern appearance. 
In 1932 the format was enlarged to 28 x 22 cm., the number of issues was increased from 12 to 24 a year, 
and these were not saved for annual distribution but sent out, weather permitting, as published. A 
children's page had appeared — Tarzan of the Apes shared honors with Heidi and Odysseus, and a colored 
adventure series became a regular feature. 

After 1952, the paper became bi-lingual, doubled its number of columns, appeared every second 
week, and solicited funds from the two sources commonly available to newspapers and magazines: "We 
have made subscribers and advertisers aware of its existence." And we have witnessed the end of an 
era. A full measure of civilization has reached Greenland. 

Erik Wahlgren 

Professor of Scandinavian Languages, 

More on Bibliographical Presses 

Two bibliographical presses which we had overlooked in our remarks on the CLU Press in the Li- 
brarian of October 4 have been called to our attention. 

A Hopkinson Albion dated 1829, once owned by H. W. Caslon and Company, was presented by Carl 
Rollins, formerly Yale's printer, to the Sterling Memorial Library of Yale University, and it is used there 
as a bibliographical press. Yale Librarian James T. Babb, who brought the press to our attention, has 
also pointed out that eight of the twelve undergraduate colleges at Yale have hand presses and do a 
considerable amount of printing on them. 

There is also a bibliographical press, operated by the English Department, at Scripps College in 
Claremont. And the press in the University Library on the Berkeley campus is again in use, by Adrian 
Wilson who is teaching historical bibliography in the School of Librarianship. 

Red Tape 

Referring to an ill-disguised "West Coast university," Celia Darlington writes on "A Matter of 
Form(s)" in the November issue of The Atlantic. Staff members here will sympathize with her encoun- 
ters with the problems of the appropriate bureaucratic paperwork, the correct placement of signatures, 
the full itemizing of all information, the duplication of loyalty oaths, and the disembodied Departmental 
voice on the telephone. 



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Publications and Activities 

Seymour Lubetzky's paper on "The Function of the Main Entry in the Alphabetical Catalogue -One 
Approach" has been published in the Report of the International Conference on Cataloguing Principles, 
conducted in Paris, in October 1961, by the International Federation of Library Associations. The 
many references to Professor Lubetzky in the index of the Report, which was published this year in 
London, indicate the extent of his active participation in this important conference. 

Louise Darling was in San Francisco on October 23 and 24 to attend the Fall meeting of the San 
Francisco Bay Area Regional Medical Library Group and to discuss plans for the annual meeting of the 
Medical Library Association in San Francisco in June. Dorothy Dragonette, formerly on the Biomedi- 
cal Library staff, is President of the Regional Group and Mrs. Carmenina Tomassini, Administrative 
Librarian of the San Francisco Medical Center campus, is Convention Chairman. 

Miss Darling also represented the Medical Library Association at the Second AMA Conference on 
International Health, in Chicago, on October 30-3L About one hundred and fifty people associated 
with work in international education, research, care programs, and problems of world health, in govern- 
ment agencies, industry, universities, the World Health Organization, foundations, professional socie- 
ties, and voluntary organizations, attended the stimulating and well-planned meeting. The MLA's in- 
ternational program centers around its fellowship and foreign visitor programs and its book and journal 
exchanges. 

Louise Darling has published an article on "Education Opportunities for Librarians in the Bio- 
medical Sciences" in the November issue of The Catholic Library Worlii. It was first presented as an 
address for the Hospital Libraries Section meeting at the 1963 annual convention of the Catholic Li- 
brary Association. 

James Cox participated in a panel discussion on "The Costs of Data Processing in University Li- 
braries," on July 18, before the University Libraries Section of the Association of College and Research 
Libraries. His paper, together with those of Don Culbertson, of the University of Illinois Library, and 
Melvin Voigt, of the University Library on the San Diego campus, has been published in the November 
issue of College and Research Libraries. 

Carlos Hagen's project of building a library of sound tapes at Mount St. Mary's College was well 
reported in the Los Angeles Times of November 10. The College's music library had been destroyed in 
the Bel Air fire of 1961, and Claude Jones, Associate Professor of English at UCLA, who retired 
last year, was actively engaged in helping to replace the lost collections. Professor Jones learned 
that Mr. Hagen had been recording significant programs of music, speech, and drama from local radio 
broadcasts, and together they initiated an archive of sound recordings at the College. Several hundred 
reels of tapes have already been assembled, and the ultimate purpose is to establish, if financial sup- 
port can be attracted, a radio and television monitoring and recording center at Mount St. Mary's. 

Everett Moore spoke to the Sertoma Club of Santa Monica on November 13 on "The UCLA Library 
and Its Community Responsibilities," and to the Southwest Unit of the Catholic Library Association, 
at Don Bosco Technical High School, South San Gabriel, on November 16, on "Library Service to Stu- 
dents: A Challenge to Colleges and Universities." 

Gordon Stone accompanied tenor Richard Floer in a concert of German and Scandinavian art songs 
at the Music Academy of the West , in Santa Barbara, on November 9. Mr. Floer is visiting the UCLA 
Opera Workshop from Norway. The concert was sponsored by the Southern California chapter of the 
American Scandinavian Foundation, and the program included songs by Grieg, Nielson, Stenhammer, 
Richard Strauss, and Schumann. 

Mr. Vosper has been appointed to serve during the current academic year on the Chancellor'. s Ad- 
visory Committee on the Academic Communications Facility. 



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Our Professional Association: Service to All California Librarians 

The California Library Association serves the interests of every librarian and every kind of library 
in the state, and membership is open to all library staff members and library school students. It is con- 
cerned with the improvement and extension of good library service to every resident of California. It is 
equally concerned with service through public libraries, through school, college, and university libraries, 
and through all kinds of special libraries. 

Library service in California is, on the whole, a good service, well supported by the public. We 
all know aspects of service and localities in the state where it could be improved. These we can scru- 
tinize and plan to strengthen by closer articulation and concerted action through our state professional 
body, the California Library Association. A strong and representative membership from libraries of all 
types is essential to maintaining an effectual organization which can benefit all libraries. 

Such programs as the recent successful promotion of state legislation for the improvement of public 
library services in communities throughout the state are ultimately of great benefit to all libraries. Col- 
lege and university libraries must depend, in the end, on the quality of library services in all communi- 
ties and in all schools. Maintenance of standards in all libraries is a continuing goal of the California 
Library Association. 

The College, University, and Research Libraries Section of CLA is specifically concerned with the 
promotion of good library service in all institutions of higher learning in California. Its particular pro- 
grams for members in these kinds of libraries are devoted to the study of such academic library services 
and to the development of the best interests of all staff members in these libraries. 

Each of us should remember that together we may accomplish for all of us, that which no one of us 
can do for himself alone. That is the purpose of association. Staff members may obtain information on 
the CLA and application forms for membership from Cecile Jirgal, in the Serials Department, Library 
Room 120-1. 

Librarians are Needed for the Reference Center at the World's Fair 

The American Library Association, in cooperation with the Special Libraries Association and the 
American Documentation Institute, will operate an information center at the United States Pavilion of 
the New York World's Fair during 1964 and 1965. To prepare the staff for the center, the Association 
will provide two-week intensive programs of education in information storage and retrieval methods, 
with special training in electronic data processing. 

The American Reference Center will consist of a functional library information service, with a 
UNIVAC 490 Real-Time Computer System, desks for six professional reference librarians, a carefully 
selected collection of 2,000 standard reference books, Eastman Kodak Lodestar Microfilm Reader- 
Printers, and a °Dial-a-Book" console through which visitors may hear oral book reviews. The chil- 
dren's reading area will have a collection of 2,500 domestic and foreign children's books. Two profes- 
sional children's librarians will be on duty at all times. 

More than 250 professional reference and children's librarians will be needed to man the center dur- 
ing the two six-months periods of the Fair. The staff will be selected by Gordon Martin, the Project 
Director, who will receive applications until December 31, 1963, for the 1964 term of the Fair, and until 
December 31, 1964, for the 1965 term. Staff members who may be interested in serving should apply to 
their department heads for further information and for application blanks. 



16 UCLA Librarian 



Annual Conference of the CLA 

The California Library Association will hold its sixty-fifth annual meeting on December 9-14 at the 
Sheraton-Palace Hotel in San Francisco. This year's convention theme looks ahead: Library Service 
for Thirty Million Californians. 

Some of the highlights are the panel discussion on "The Librarian in the Political Process," during 
the third General Session; a pre-conference Workshop to Implement Library Development; and serious 
consideration of problems of censorship in a number of committee and section meetings. The Edith M. 
Coulter Lecture, sponsored by the University of California Library Schools Alumni Association, will be 
given by Neal Harlow, Dean of the Library School at Rutgers University; the title of his address is 
"The Present Is Not What It Was." 

Certainly one of the most lively events will occur during the second General Session, at which 
Everett Moore, CLA Vice President, will preside. That Session will feature three outspokenly individ- 
ual California writers, Eric Hoffer, Robert Kirsch, and Kenneth Rexroth, in a joint discussion of "The 
Writer in an Automated World." Lawrence Clark Powell will moderate (or stimulate) the panel. 

Several librarians from UCLA, in addition to Mr. Moore and Dean Powell, appear on the conference 
program. Doyce Nunis, Director of the Oral History Program, will speak on "Techniques of Oral History" 
at the meeting of the California Library History Committee. William Conway, Supervising Bibliographer 
of the Clark Library, will preside as Chairman at the meeting of the Publications Committee. Sherry 
Terzian, Neuropsychiatric Institute Librarian, will take part in a panel discussion of "Practical Per- 
spectives and Standards for Institutional Libraries," sponsored by the Hospitals and Institutions Librar- 
ians Round Table. 

The Public Libraries Section has planned a meeting on "Putting 1963 Library Legislation into Ac- 
tion," at which Barbara Boyd, of the School of Library Service, will be one of the speakers. And Assist- 
ant University Librarian Paul Miles will report on the book catalog projects of UC Berkeley and UCLA 
at a session on "The Book Catalog" sponsored by the Technical Processes Librarians Round Table. 

Librarian's Notes 

A travelogue account of my recent tour of German university libraries would be an imposition on 
readers of this newsletter, so I will limit myself to recording a few primary impressions. 

I was struck more by differences from the American pattern in the practice and philosophy of uni- 
versity librarianship than I was by similarities. Despite the germinal influence of the German university 
on the development of American graduate education and research, the German university library appears 
not to have been used as a pattern here. American practice, with its emphasis on open-access collec- 
tions and on public reference service, seems to have been deeply affected by the American free public 
library movement that was coeval with our earliest collegiate libraries. 

Interestingly enough, some of the German buildings now under construction will provide for some- 
what larger open-access collections of books heavily used by students than was the earlier practice, but 
the largest book stock will remain in unclassified order (the "numerus currens" system) in closed stacks. 
A more striking move toward American practice will come, however, at Bochum where a new university 
will open in 1965. There a completely open-access stack is planned. Moreover, the intention at Bochum 
is that the University Librarian be responsible for all library service in the university, much like the 
American pattern rather than like the traditional German system of a multiplicity of completely unrelated 
special libraries. The traditional system today poses sufficient problems to give deep concern to several 
national bodies concerned with higher education and research. 



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Most impressive to me throughout Germany was the dominant concern for cultural values in the re- 
constitution of cities. The high priority given to museums, theaters, opera and symphony halls, civic 
squares, fountains, and parks was heartening and would put most American cities to shame. My pleasure 
in this regard was heightened by the forceful and assured combination of contemporary architectural 
styles with older motifs, rather than a slavish and antiquarian production of facsimile buildings. 

Probably my most enduring memory, however, will be of the "dialectical" arguments of the librarians 
we met in East Berlin. I already knew the communist position in theory, but to see it in practice and to 
hear it defended in discussion was, for me, an incisive experience. We of the West were assured that our 
insistence on free access to books and ideas of all shades of opinion is sentimental and lacking in pro- 
fessional responsibility. A primary responsibility of the professional librarian, according to the commu- 
nist position, is to make distinctions among readers and distinctions among books, and to protect the 
reader, and thus society, against contamination by incorrect or dangerous ideas. We were assured that 
many of the "errors" of the past might have been avoided if librarians and other officials had been more 
careful to define which books should be read under which circumstances. Thus, throughout the stacks 
of the former great Prussian State Library in East Berlin were books neatly labeled on the spines with a 
large red circle, and in the catalogs were comparable symbols indicating books or sections of books that 
are adversely critical of the present East German regime. These labeled and forbidden books, we were 
assured, could be used by serious students whose needs had been justified before the proper ministerial 
officials, but it was quite evident that the procedures for access were political and seriously limiting. 

I came away from this experience reinforced in my opinion that American librarianship is on firm 
ground in putting a primary, public emphasis on the right to free access and on condemnation of the 
would-be censor and labeler of books, whatever his intentions. 

R. V. 



Membership in the Senate Library Committee 

Yesterday the Legislative Assembly of the Los Angeles Division of the Academic Senate voted to 
alter the statutory membership of the Senate Library Committee from "nine members" to "ten members 
. . . including ex officio the University Librarian who shall not become Chairman." The motion was 
presented by the Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction, on recommendation of the Senate Library Commit- 
tee itself. 

Library Council 

The University's Library Council, consisting of the University Librarian from each of the nine cam- 
puses and the two Library School Deans, held its fall meeting at UCLA Thursday and Friday, November 
21 and 22. On the agenda were such matters as the recently authorized Library Research Institute, the 
distribution pattern for California state documents, problems of copyright with respect to photocopying, 
possible approaches to union supplements to the Berkeley and UCLA printed book catalogs, university 
archives, and staff salary and classification matters. 



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Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Editor: J. M. Edelstein. C.orUributors to 
this issue: Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Kay Harrant, Andrew Horn, Cecile Jirgal, Ralph Johnson, 
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A Holiday Display of Children's Books 

"Children's Books for the Holiday Season," an exhibit of items from the Children's Book Collec- 
tion in the Department of Special Collections, will be displayed in the Main Library through January 8. 
The items in the exhibit are either about Christmas or were intended as children's gifts for the holidays. 

Books in the display cases range from the early A (.hrislnniss-Box fur Musters cnid SMsscs (London, 
1746, two volumes) to current children's books such as Ruth Robbins's Btihuushkii unci ihc Three Kings 
(Berkeley, California, I960). Also shown are the original editions of Dickens's A Christmas Carol and 
Kate Douglas Wiggin's The Birds' Christinas Carol, as well as several Christmas numbers of St. Nicholas 
magazine for the 1880's. The Prang edition of A Visit from St. Nicholas, by (Element C. Moore, published 
in New York in 1864, is illustrated on the front page of this issue. 

The original sketches for How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss (New York, 1957), are shown 
on the walls in the exhibit area. The drawings were given to the Library in 1962 by Mr. Theodore S. 
Geisel — the pseudonymous Dr. Seuss — along with other sketches and manuscripts of his books. 

The Library Act: First to be Approved Following the President's Death 

The first act of the United States Senate upon reconvening on Tuesday, November 26, following ad- 
journment on the death of President Kennedy, was overwhelming approval of the Library Services and 
Construction Act (S. 2265). The vote was 89-7. The program of aid to libraries embodied in this bill was 
requested by the late President in his extraordinary message to Congress, January 29, 1963, in which he 
had specifically mentioned support for libraries as a key part of his comprehensive education bill. "We 
must give special attention," he had said, "to increasing the opportunities and incentives for all Ameri- 
cans to develop their talents to the utmost— to complete their education and to continue their self-devel- 
opment throughout life." 

Debate on the bill had begun on the day of the President's assassination, Friday, November 22. As 
reported by the American Library Association's Washington office. Senator Wayne Morse, sponsor and 
floor manager of the bill, had begun his introductory speech shortly after 1 p.m. Affirmations of support 
representing a cross-section of parties, viewpoints, and regions followed. Firm approval was expressed 
by Senators Olin Johnston (D., S.C.), Frank Carlson (R., Kansas), Jennings Randolph (D., W. Va.), Har- 
rison Williams (D., N.J.), and Joseph Clark (D. , Pa.). In the midst of a supporting speech by the ranking 
Republican member of the Education Subcommittee, Senator Winston Prouty, of Vermont, news of the as- 
sassination reached the Senate. 

When debate was resumed on the following Tuesday, several minor technical amendments and one 
major amendment were proposed and approved within an hour. The principal amendment, accepted by Sena- 
tor Morse, established a ceiling of $25 million for services and $20 million for construction for each of 
the three years under which the Act would be effective, thus eliminating a so-called open-end authoriza- 
tion section calling for determination by Congress of amounts to be authorized for the second and third 
years of the Act. 

Only one Senator, John G. Tower, of Texas, spoke in opposition to the bill. Senators Thomas Mcln- 
tyre, of New Hampshire, Ernest Gruening, of Alaska, Ralph Yarborough, of Texas, Eugene McCarthy, of 
Minnesota, E. L. Bartlett, of Alaska, Vance Hartke, of Indiana, and Paul Douglas, of Illinois, all spoke 
on the floor to endorse the bill. 

The House has yet to act on its companion measure, H.R. 4879. The strong vote in the Senate was 
expected to be duly noted by the Representatives, but whether they could take action before the end of 
the 1963 session was not certain. 



December 13, 1963 



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Aldous Huxley served as a judge for the Robert B. Campbell Undergraduate Book 
Collecting Contest in 1952. Here he is seen with the other judges and the donor. 
Left to right: Mrs. Elmer Belt, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Huxley, and Charles K. Adams. 



AMous Huxley, 1894-1963 

One of OUT good fortunes here at UCLA has been that for some twenty-five years Aldous Huxley 
lived nearby, in Hollywood. On his arrival in Southern California he immediately became an active 
member of the bookish community, and he frequented libraries and bookshops almost until his death 
three weeks ago today. He was in every sense a great patron of the arts. Two campuses of the Uni- 
versity of California, ours and Santa Barbara's, have benefited particularly by his presence. To tell of 
some of the associations enjoyed by the library and bookselling community in Los Angeles we have 
asked Dean Lawrence Clark Powell and Mr. Jake Zeitlin, of Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, to contribute the fol- 
lowing notes: 



It is not easy to write about Aldous Huxley. His work is encyclopedic, his personality complex and 
subtle. Although I knew him for twenty-five years, I always approached a meeting with fear and trembling. 
He was so learned and sensitive and discerning as to make me conscious of my own inadequacy. As soon 
as we had been together for a few words, however, I would relax in the warmth of his simple, unassuming 
friendliness and become fascinated by the workings of his inquiring and civilized mind. 

On leaving library school in 1937 my first job was cataloging D. H. Lawrence's manuscripts for Jake 
Zeitlin — a catalog printed by Ward Ritchie, subsidized by Dr. Elmer Belt, and published by the Los 
Angeles Public Library where I had gone to work. Aldous Huxley contributed a foreword which led to 
our acquaintance. 

In 1943, a year before I became University Librarian, I was still doing the Library's exhibits; and 
the last one I did was of Jake Zeitlin's Aldous Huxley Collection. I also compiled a catalog of the ex- 
hibit which was printed by Grant Dahlstrom with a beautiful chrome yellow cover. Huxley was gently 
tolerant of my efforts. 

From 1938 on, Huxley was a constant user of the UCLA Library and an occasional visitor to my of- 
fice, where our conversations were as unexpected and diverse as his own mind. I remember a student 
assembly in Royce Hall, filled to capacity, when I had the privilege of introducing him. Was his talk re- 
corded.' I don't remember. 



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Memorable was a panel discussion of D. H. Lawrence here in the Library, sponsored by the Friends 
and chaired by Professor Majl Ewing. Panelists were Aldous Huxley, Frieda Lawrence, graduate student 
Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, and myself. Frieda and Aldous brought down the house, as they fondly remem- 
bered Lawrence. Don't take my word for it - ask Special Collections to play the recording made that day 
by Andrew Horn. 

Through the good offices of Jake Zeitlin, Aldous Huxley planned to give his manuscripts to UCLA. 
"Wait till I return from a convocation at M.I.T.," he told me. "Then I'll call you to come and get them." 

I waited — too long, alas. His house burned, and with it the manuscripts of Poinl Counter Point, 
Chrome Yellow, and Antic lliiy. 

When bookseller Bradley Smith was being prosecuted for selling Tropic uj Cancer, I testified for the 
defense, and Smith's attorney asked me if I could persuade Huxley to do likewise. I called him. He 
hated public appearances and said no. "I don't like the novel," he said, "but I like police censorship 
even less. I'll write something that may help." The judge wouldn't allow Huxley's statement to be read 
into the record, but it has been printed. 

Aldous Huxley was truly a gentleman, a scholar, and a writer of good books. I feel richer for having 
read them and known him. This Library has never had a more considerate user. I hope we may devise 
some fitting memorial to his presence among us. 

L.C.P. 



Aldous Huxley died on the same day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The sensational and 
shocking nature of Kennedy's death eclipsed for a few days the significance of the passing of one of the 
intellectual giants of our time. In the full perspective of history the name of Aldous Huxley will loom 
more truly in proportion. 

It has been customary to identify him as a novelist, and certain of his works, such as Antic Huy, 
Point Counter Point, Brave New World, and Eyeless in Gaza, entitle him to a lasting place among the 
great novelists. But when one considers the wide range of subjects on which he cast the illumination 
of his mind, he stands unique among English men of letters. Poetry, music, history, travel, religion, art, 
philosophy, architecture, and science were all encompassed by his restless curiosity, and he never failed 
to give a new interpretation or to create a new synthesis out of whatever he chose to consider. 

As a stylist he played upon the instrument of language with consummate virtuosity, adding to his 
sense of the felicitous phrase and word a peculiarly mischievous wit which brought his readers up with 
a sudden surprise as if lightning had flashed out of a clear sky. 

Finally, and most important, he was a sensitive man deeply concerned about mankind and profoundly 
involved in the problem of man's ways and in the history of his own time. His chief concern was the 
question of what moves man to behave as he does, and what, if anything, might be done to help the race 
of man achieve its highest possibilities rather than its own destruction. No man ever deserved the name 
of philosopher more rightly. 

My association with Huxley dates from August of 1937. Certainly it has been my highest intellec- 
tual experience and one of the deepest and most affecting friendships of my life. We met at Frieda Law- 
rence's Rancho San Cristobal and talked about the ideas underlying his forthcoming book. Ends and Means. 
Upon my return to Los Angeles I brought him into correspondence with James Geller, of the William Morris 



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Agency, a highly literate man equipped with a tough exterior and able to deal with Hollywood producers 
on their own terms, in the autumn of 1937 Huxley came to live here and was placed for several writing 
assignments with the motion picture studios by Geller. 

Huxley was always a frail man and his wife Maria was his shield and his strength until her passing. 
He inspired protectiveness, but he had a peculiar self-dependence which made it difficult to do much 
for him. Despite his poor eyesight he went about by himself on the streets and loved to wander among 
the glitter of the world's biggest drug store on La Cienega Boulevard or prowl among the bookshops of 
Hollywood Boulevard. 

His capacity for looking at a fine etching or a watercolor or a large fresco and taking into his mem- 
ory the slightest detail was astonishing. At my request he wrote a magnificent essay on Piranesi's 
Prisons, which he allowed me to publish. Callot's Miseries of War, despite their microscopic details, 
was one of his favorite subjects, and the passage which he writes on them in Grey Eminence is a great 
work of art appreciation. Some years ago I showed him a Latin dictionary which had belonged to 
Toulouse-Lautrec as a boy; its margins were filled with delicate sketches which so delighted Huxley 
that he wrote one of his finest essays, "Doodles in the Dictionary." 

Once we went to the desert together. He got down on his hands and knees to look at the tiny plants 
and he knew them all by name. 

Conversation with him was always a memorable experience, because, by lifting you up to his level 
rather than talking down, he gave you the feeling that you too were brilliant, and also because you were 
conscious that profound and witty things were being said, yet said as if they were commonplace. One 
could not be trivial with him or talk of trivialities. 

My last meeting with Huxley was in September of this year. We had lunch and talked of old friends 
— we ticked off this one and that one who were no longer here and we laughed wryly. We spoke of our- 
selves as survivors. We walked silently along MulhoUand Drive for a while. He asked if I thought that 
men would ever learn to live in peace before it is too late. Before parting 1 told him a story of meeting 
his brother Julian in Texas in the 1920's and of our discussing Aldous's irreverent essays on Beethoven, 
then appearing in Vanity Fair. Julian had said, "But Aldous is very young, you know." It seemed to me 
as we parted that he was still very young — too young for the dark shadow that was then hovering over 
him — too young for the world to lose. 

The last example of his writing to appear in print is in Show for December 1963. It is entitled "The 
New Frontiers in Beauty" and is a typical example of his capacity to bring together so widely diverse a 
set of subjects as Henry Adams, the history of architecture, the miserable ways in which our cities have 
become big and ugly, and the significance of electron microscopy and radio astronomy in relation to ab- 
stract expressionism. He concludes, "No critic has ever foreseen the achievements of the next genera- 
tion's men of genius, Giotto, Rembrandt and Goya, Cezanne— the geniuses appear and, as though it were 
the simplest and most natural thing in the world, achieve the impossible in ways which nobody predicted.' 
Certainly he was one of those who achieved the ways of genius as though it were the simplest and most 
natural thing in the world. 

J.Z. 



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An Exhibit on the History of Pediatrics 

The current Biomedical Library exhibit, "Pediatrics - A Historical Survey," includes a comprehen- 
sive chronological review of pediatrics from ancient Egyptian times through the nineteenth century, and 
traces the evolution of pediatrics from its close association with obstetrics and gynecology to its emer- 
gence as a separate medical specialty in the 1850's. 

One section of the exhibit is devoted to the Marion Davies Children's Clinic, comprising the new 
southeast wing of the Center for the Health Sciences. This Clinic, established by Miss Davies in 1932, 
became affiliated with UCLA in 1952, and moved to the campus three years later. The new Clinic facil- 
ities were dedicated a year ago. 

Other sections of the exhibit include a pictorial study of the evolution of the baby feeder, and repro- 
ductions from Dr. John Ruhrah's series, "Pediatrics in Art," appearing in the Americcin Journal of Dis- 
eases of Children between 1928 and 1935. 

Bruce Scrivens, Research Fellow in Pediatrics, served as exhibit consultant. The exhibit was or- 
ganized by the Biomedical Library's 1962-63 interns, Laura Osborn, Fred Roper, and Gloria Werner; art 
work was by Dennis Tani. 

Personnel Notes 

jane Davis, newly appointed Senior Typist Clerk in the Library Operations Survey office, has worked 
as a secretary at Mount St. Mary's College and in the Department of French at UCLA. 

Leland Hejlin has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a Senior Library Assistant. He 
studied fine arts at the University of Colorado, and has been working as a mail clerk in Denver for the 
last several years. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuchin has accepted a temporary appointment as Librarian I in the Education Library. 
She earned her professional degree in library science at McGill University in 1962, and has since served 
as Librarian of the Protestant School Board of Montreal. 

Resignations have been received from Yvonne DeMiranda, Senior Library Assistant in the Library 
Operations Survey, Joel Freiburger, Senior Library Assistant in the College Library, Mrs. Maxine Heath, 
Librarian I in the Acquisitions Department, Anastasia Smith, Librarian II in the Education Library, and 
Julie Wheeler, Senior Library Assistant in the Department of Special Collections. 

Janice May Spang, of the Catalog Department, will be married tomorrow evening to Frank James 
Lowery II, at the Westwood Presbyterian Church. 

Italian Notarial Documents 

A collection of 185 Italian notarial documents, all on vellum, and dating from 1201 to 1651, as well 
as an additional 102 Italian notarial transcripts of the sixteenth century, have been acquired by the De- 
partment of Special Collections. The documents, for the most part, attest to the transfer of property and 
goods, bear witness to wills and marriage contracts, and define the bills of sales of various types of 
merchandise. Such notarial documents are prime historical sources, rich in all aspects of social history, 
and are particularly valuable for business and economic history, legal history, records of communal af- 
fairs, and the history of specific notarial families and practices. 



December 13, 1963 



25 



University Library Statistics, 1962-63 

The UCLA Library has moved upward in the rankings of relative size of university libraries, accord- 
ing to statistics for 1962-63 just released by the Association of Research Libraries. The Library's hold- 
ings of 1,866,651 volumes placed UCLA in twelfth position, as may be seen in the accompanying tables, 
rather than in fourteenth, our position for the preceding year. 

The ten largest libraries stood in the same order in 1962-63 as in 1961-62, except that Cornell had 
overtaken Stanford. In eleventh place was the University of Toronto, counted in these statistics for the 
first time, followed by UCLA. In 1961-62, the eleventh to fourteenth libraries were Indiana, Princeton, 
Pennsylvania, and UCLA; these libraries of nearly the same size reversed their order to occupy, for 
1962-63, the twelfth to fifteenth positions: UCLA, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Indiana. The last four li- 
braries shown in our table, Ohio State, Northwestern, Texas, and Wisconsin, also were ranked in new re- 
lationships to each other. 

In the case of two libraries, the figures show a decline in total holdings, and this has drastically af- 
fected their relative standings. Indiana University had mistakenly reported for the previous year a figure 
that was too high by 150,000, and its 1962-63 figure has been adjusted to correct the error. The Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin totals show a decline because the statistics for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
are now reported separately. 

The final column of figures in the tables shows the twenty libraries which acquired the largest num- 
bers of volumes (the figures are not adjusted to show net additions after withdrawals). Harvard, as usual, 
led all the rest, and UCLA and Berkeley were next. 

The UCLA Library, with 265 full-time staff members, became the seventh largest in terms of size of 
staff. Harvard, with 474, was the largest, Berkeley was second, with 357, followed by Yale (322), Cor- 
nell (317), Illinois (293), and Columbia (291). UCLA was also seventh in size of professional staff (119). 
In total hours of student assistance, the first five libraries were Berkeley, with 280,127, Michigan, with 
215,404, UCLA, with 179,858, Chicago, with 146,525, and Columbia, with 142,248. 



Volumes in Library: 



1962-63 



1961-62 



1. 


Harvard 


7,073,689 


( 1) 


6,931,293 


2. 


Yale 


4,693,072 


( 2) 


4,572,893 


3. 


Illinois 


3,634,643 


( 3) 


3,525,820 


4. 


Michigan 


3,133,503 


( 4) 


3,049,715 


5. 


Columbia 


3,088,460 


( 5) 


3,012,464 


6. 


California- Berkeley 


2,829,330 


( 6) 


2,701,186 


7. 


Cornell 


2,413,369 


( 8) 


2,278,046 


8. 


Stanford 


2,379,079 


( 7) 


2,287,332 


9. 


Chicago 


2,271,450 


( 9) 


2,210,062 


10. 


Minnesota 


2,220,811 


(10) 


2,072,285 


11. 


Toronto 


1,944,356 






12. 


California-L.A. 


1,866,651 


(14) 


1,719,359 


13. 


Pennsylvania 


1,835,638 


(13) 


1,744,680 


14. 


Princeton 


1,834,074 


(12) 


1,754,580 


15. 


Indiana 


1,787,194 


(11) 


1,828,992 


16. 


Duke 


1,592,672 


(15) 


1,540,063 


17. 


Ohio State 


1,591,346 


(18) 


1,520,597 


18. 


Northwestern 


1,587,192 


(16) 


1,532,420 


19. 


Texas 


1,578,490 


(19) 


1.508,262 


20. 


Wisconsin 


1,445,521 


(17) 


1,527,432 



Volumes Acquired: 

1. Harvard 

2. California-L.A. 

3. California-Berkeley 

4. Cornell 

5. Michigan 

6. Yale 

7. Toronto 

8. Illinois 

9. Stanford 

10. Columbia 

11. Washington 

12. Johns Hopkins 

13. Chicago 

14. Princeton 

15. Ohio State 

16. New York 

17. Minnesota 

18. Wisconsin 

19. Texas 

20. Pennsylvania 



1962-63 

195,577 

154,104 

143,864 

141,932 

125,756 

119,946 

117,700 

108,823 

108,119 

97,430 

97,392 

87,988 

85,913 

85,800 

76,284 

74,702 

73,627 

72,536 

72,093 

71,983 



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Publications 

Edwin Kaye reviews A Standard LisI o/ Suhjccl llfiidinf^s in hiduslrial liclaliuns, by the Subcommit- 
tee on Subject Headings, of the Committee of University Industrial Relations Librarians, in the October 
issue of Monthly Labor Review. 

Charlotte Georgi's "Remarks and Observations on the CIOS XIII International Management Congress" 
appeared in the November issue of Special Libraries. 

Lawrence Clark Powell has written a short essay, "A Backward Look at Christmas Time," on his 
trip around the world in 1925 as a musician on the President Harrison; it appears as the preface to cata- 
logue 78, "The West," of J. E. Reynolds, Bookseller, in Van Nuys. The first sixty-nine entries in the 
catalogue are items by Dean Powell. 

Visitors 

Judith Licea, Librarian of the Medical and Biological Research Institute, at the University of Mex- 
ico, was an observer in the Biomedical Library during November as a traveling fellow of the Medical 
Library Association. 

Reverend Edwin Cory and twenty church members of the Evangelical Convenant Church, in Pasadena, 
came to the Department of Special Collections on November 9 to see rare Bibles and prayer books. 

Mrs. Georgina Peyton, Head of the Acquisitions Department at the University Library on the San 
Diego campus, visited the Library on November 15 to acquire information on the brieflisting routines of 
the Catalog and Photographic Departments. She is setting up a similar project for a large private collec- 
tion recently acquired by the UCSD Library. 

James Barry, Librarian of the Rutgers University Medical School, Ro«aWSmger, Professor of Anatomy at 
the University of Chicago, Scott Adams, Acting Director of the National Library of Medicine, Martin Cum- 
mings. Associate Director of the Institute of General Medical Science, in Bethesda, Maryland, and E. A. 
Maciver Slowe, Registrar of the Medical School at the University of Lagos, in Nigeria, were visitors in 
the Biomedical Library during the week of November 18. 

Brett V/eston, of Carmel, visited the Department of Special Collections on November 20 to discuss 
the acquisition of a large group of his photographs and those of his father, Edward Weston (1886-1958). 

Andrew Wright, of the Department of English at the University's San Diego campus, visited the De- 
partment of Special Collections on November 21, in preparation for a bookhunting trip to England for the 
Library on his home campus. 

D.K.R. Hodgkin, Registrar of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University, 
in Canberra, visited several Library departments on December 3, particularly to examine special facili- 
ties for graduate students. 

Ithamar Lee/, Head of the Tel Aviv Public Library, visited the Library on December 4. Mr. Leef is 
one of a group of twelve librarians visiting the United States under the sponsorship of the State Depart- 
ment and the American Library Association, and he is now on an assignment of six weeks of work and 
observation at the Los Angeles Public Library. Thirteen members of the Library staff and faculty joined 
him at a special luncheon in the Faculty Center. 



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Christmas Party 

The staff Christmas party will be held next Tuesday, December 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Men's 
Informal Lounge of the Faculty Center. Beth Smith is the chairman of a special committee of the Library 
Staff Association for planning entertainment and refreshments for the party. 

A program of early English and Christmas music will be performed by the Neo-Renaissance Singers, 
under the direction of Michael Agnello. The group has appeared recently at The Ash Grove. 

Clark Library Seminar on the History of Botany 

An unusual seminar on the history of botany was held last Saturday at the Clark Library, co-spon- 
sored by the Library and the Division of Medical History. The program was arranged by Professor C. D. 
O'Malley and was chaired by Professors Mildred Mathias and Flora Murray Scott. 

The first paper, on "Herbals: Their History and Significance," was given by Dr. George H. M. Law- 
rence, Director of the Hunt Botanical Library at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, who 
traced the changing uses of herbals in medicine and botany from the time of Dioscorides. Color slides 
illustrated Dr. Lawrence's fluent and lively presentation. Library collections of herbals in this country 
were rated by him in the order of Harvard, National Library of Medicine, Missouri Botanical Society, and 
the Hunt Library, with the Hunt pre-eminent in herbaliana. 

After lunch the audience, which included many of Southern California's leading botanists and his- 
torians of plant science, heard an equally masterful paper entitled 'A Plant Pathogen Views History," 
by Dr. Kenneth F. Baker, Professor of Plant Pathology at Berkeley, who until I960 had spent twenty- 
two years on the UCLA faculty. Speaking for the bacteria and fungi, Professor Baker voiced their com- 
plete confidence of ultimate victory over mankind in the struggle which had gone entirely their way un- 
til Robert Hooke, Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, and the other glassy-eyed peerers and probers of the sev- 
enteenth century began the research into micro-organisms which has led to today's electron microscope. 

The Clark's modest collection on botanical history was augmented for the day by loans from the Bio- 
medical Library, for displays in the rare book rooms. 

In his welcoming remarks the Director observed that by the beautifully landscaped setting of the Li- 
brary, William Andrews Clark, Jr., could be ranked with botanists as well as with bookmen. 

The Machine That Writes Poetry 

A Concordance to the Poems of W. B. Yeats, edited by Stephen Maxfield Parrish with the aid of an 
IBM 704 Electronic Data Processing Machine, publishes the memorable lines of "Chop." 

And thereupon I drew the livid chop 
Once held between my arms, with livid chop 
I held a dripping corpse, with livid chop 
And I but held a corpse, with livid chop 



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Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Conlributijif> Hditor: J. M. Edelstein. Cunlrihutors lo this 
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January 3, 1964 



Rob Wagner Collection 

Through the generosity of Mrs. Florence Wagner Breese of La Jolla, the Department of Special Col- 
lections has recently received a large addition to its Rob Wagner Collection. The original Collection, 

given to the Library in I960 by Les Wagner, Rob Wagner's 
son, was already voluminous, consisting of a file of Roh 
Wagner's Script (published in Beverly Hills, 1929-1942); 
correspondence with such notables as William Saroyan, 
Upton Sinclair, Ogden Nash, Theodore Dreiser, and many 
movie celebrities, including Charlie Chaplin, Tom Mix, 
Bette Davis, Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, Cecil 
B. De Mille, Walt Disney, and Walter Huston; Rob Wag- 
ner's literary manuscripts (mostly stories intended for 
film adaptations); literary manuscripts of other authors 
(including William Saroyan) intended for Script; and ephem- 
era, newspaper clippings, pictures, and art work, mostly 
relating to Script. 

Now the Collection has been increased by an addi- 
tional four linear feet of materials. Included in the new 
group are more letters of Upton Sinclair, Charlie Chaplin, 
Norman Bel Geddes, and other well-known persons; let- 
ters and papers relating to Rob Wagner's family; and 
ephemera, newspaper clippings, and photographs docu- 
menting Rob Wagner's career. 

Robert Leicester Wagner, or Rob Wagner, as he pre- 
ferred to be called, was born in Detroit, in 1872. He 
was educated at the University of Michigan (1895), and the Academic Julian, Paris (1903), where he 
studied art. In the early years of the century, Rob Wagner worked as an illustrator for the Detroit Free 
Press and the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and as a portrait painter. Soon, however, he was also writing 
for The Saturday Ei'ening Post, Collier's, Ladies' Home Journal, and other national magazines. After 
he moved to Southern California, the movies claimed his attention; he directed a number of films for 
Paramount and the Hal Roach studios, and made six films with Will Rogers. 




In 1929, Rob Wagner's Script, a weekly magazine devoted to the local scene, was started in Beverly 
Hills. News and views of Southern California art and artists, literature and writers, movies and actors, 
were all to be found in this sprightly and amusing weekly which reflected so accurately Rob Wagner's 



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personality. Florence Wagner, his wife, now Mrs. Breese, also contributed her vitality to the magazine's 
success. In 1941, because of World War 11, Scri[tl became a fortnightly publication, and in the following 
year Rob Wagner died. His magazine continued publication, but without Rob Wagner's guiding hand the 
character of Scrip/ could not be maintained, and in a few years it ceased publication. 

Rob Wagner's friendship with Upton Sinclair, and the resulting correspondence (about 75 pieces), is 
perhaps the single most important part of the Collection. However, the Collection as a whole reflects 
and documents the local Southern California scene in the 1920's and 30's and as such is extremely valu- 
able to the researcher. 

Visitors 

Ariayde Carvalho and Zijleikti Karinvlbley, both of the faculty of the School of Nursing at the Uni- 
versity of Sao Paulo, in Brazil, visited the Biomedical Library on December 6. They are recipients of 
fellowships from the Kellogg Foundation, and spent three weeks in December in the observation of nurs- 
ing education and procedures at the UCLA School of Nursing. 

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Lawrence visited the Department of Special Collections on December 9. Mr. 
Lawrence is the Director of the Hunt Botanical Library at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, in Pitts- 
burgh, and had presented a paper on herbals at the Clark Library seminar on the history of botany on 
December 7. 

Mrs. Georgianne Titus, recently appointed head of the physical sciences libraries on the Berkeley 
campus, visited the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library recently to discuss mutual problems 
and compare notes. 

What Happened on the Way to the Library 

Out of the many reports of danger and heroism in the Baldwin Hills dam disaster came one which 
seemed to tell us that UCLA Library books must be returned — never mind the hell and high water. The 
Los Angeles Times told of Darielle Birnbaum, riding with boy friend Jerry Lesser in his Volkswagen on 
their way to the UCLA Library. At LaBrea and Rodeo Road they encountered the great wall of water. 

I couldn't get the car out of the way," Jerry said, "and we were swept along, bouncing sideways. I 
don't know why we didn't turn over." 

A soldier came out to their car and asked if he could help. "He wanted to carry me piggy-back but 
I wouldn't go," Darielle said. "I didn't want to leave my UCLA Library books in the car. They were 
already due back at the library." 

This is the kind of story it does our souls good to read, and which we might be tempted to make up 
if the reporters didn't come through with it. Even more impressive is the revelation (which came out 
when James Cox telephoned to thank Darielle for her conscientious care of the books) that Darielle isn't 
even a student at UCLA. She attends the General Hospital School of Nursing. 

But, said Jerry (who isn't a UCLA student either), they were coming out to study at the UCLA Li- 
brary. What else is there to do on a quiet Saturday afternoon.' 



January 3, 1964 31 



What Was Playing at the Palace 

Nearly a score of UCLA librarians attended the 65th annual conference of the California Library As- 
sociation in San Francisco, and a baker's half-dozen participated in the program: Barbara Boyd, William 
Conway, Paul Miles, Everett Moore, Doyce Nunis, Lawrence Clark Powell, and Sherry Terzian. 

The glamorous city offers powerful competition against professional concerns, but most convention- 
goers managed to enjoy the creamiest of both attractions, as recorded on the next three pages by some 
of our representatives. 

It Wasn't Fireworks 

I'm still trying to figure out why the CLA Convention's third general session, a panel discussion on 
"The Librarian in the Political Process," was such a dud. After all, we had the passage of A.B. 590 to 
celebrate (and Heaven knows that such victories are rare with us), and the atmosphere ought to have been 
jubilant; instead, it was leaden. The speakers (among whom were a lobbyist, an assemblyman, and an 
administrator, all professional spellbinders) ought to have been enchanting; instead, they were sincere, 
platitudinous, windy. Untimed, and apparently undirected, they rambled on interminably, in sharp con- 
trast to the witty but tightly controlled timing exhibited earlier in the day by LCP at the panel on "The 
Writer in an Automated World." The content of this discussion ought to have been a practical guide to 
more and better legislative victories; to this end, Grace Stevenson valiantly tried to make useful sug- 
gestions and, in good part, succeeded. 

As I watched librarians to the left and right of me nod, snore gently, or sneak out at the earliest op- 
portunity, I wondered whether the failure of the session might have a deeper source: in the relative lack 
of political sophistication in the audience even more than in the disorganization of the program. Most 
of the librarians in this state, many in the panel discussion's audience, had not been involved in the ac- 
tual political activities which led to the passage of A.B. 590. These activities were and will remain 
meaningless to them until CLA finds the way to infect every librarian with the excitement inherent in the 
good fight which underlies the democratic process. 

F. B. 

Yes, No, and Maybe 

Three authors came up with three answers to the question posed by moderator Lawrence Clark 
Powell, in the panel on "The Writer in an Automated World": will the creative spirit flourish or perish 
under the soft life of security and leisure predicted for the future? Can the artist survive mechanized 
Utopia.' 

Absolutely yes, said San Francisco longshoreman and essayist Eric Hoffer, who predicts that a na- 
tion of strong, healthy men automated out of their jobs will provide "the ideal milieu of culture, the lack 
of a sense of usefulness. History shows that much writing was the result of pure boredom. 

Robert Kirsch, novelist, critic, and literary editor of the Los Angeles Times, took a negative view, 
if only because, in his opinion, our society is already intolerant of true creativity. This intolerance may 
be intimately connected with the emergence of automation; "at the very root of the creative process, at 
the root of most confrontations with the world of reality, is a process that is directly opposed to the com- 
puter, machine-world into which we are entering. And that is that the computer cannot ask questions. 
It cannot say "What if?', and it cannot set up its own problems. And this is the measure of creativity and 
imagination." 



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However, Utopian forecast may not be quite so simple, said poet and critic Kenneth Rexroth, who 
felt that technological change is only one of the premises, and that it is impossible to predict the shape 
of things to come. As for the writer in this future, "maybe he will flourish; by and large, like most of 
humanity, he will probably muddle through and not be as faceless as he might now appear to be." 

Spontaneous and lively as it was, the discussion showed balance and a crispness of timing that sug- 
gested invisible but firm control on the part of the moderator. And, to the delight of the audience, Robert 
Kirsch contributed a bouquet to libraries, which he called "the last unstructured, undirected, unprejudiced 
environments left to today's individuals." 

Montage 

Each CLA convention leaves its own unique montage of memories — this one was no different in that 
respect: the General Session on Wednesday, moderated by Dean Powell; the meeting of the Intellectual 
Freedom Committee, and the discussion of the Tropic of Cancer case; the Coulter Lecture by Dean Harlow, 
with those who knew Miss Coulter and those who wished they had known her unashamedly wiping away 
the tears at the stirring tribute paid to her memory. The overflow crowd at the meeting of the Junior Col- 
lege Round Table had to be transferred to a larger room, where it was still an overflow crowd. The sub- 
ject? Censorship, what else.' And, at the meeting of the History Committee a surprisingly large crowd 
for such an early hour came to hear Doyce Nunis speak on Oral History, and Fred Wemmer recall the hec- 
tic librarianship at an Alaskan army post during the war years (that's WW II, of course). 

Then there were the meetings with old friends from Library School comparing notes, recruiting, and 
drinking gallons of coffee. It's a good thing I had an extra fifteen pounds to spare for the flight home — 
there was at least that much extra weight in papers, folders, and souvenirs from the more than eighty ex- 
hibits. And most of all, there was the renewal of acquaintanceship with the rest of the library world, find- 
ing out what is happening in the controversy over the book catalog versus the card catalog, and the reali- 
zation that librarianship for thirty million people is a frighteningly imminent problem for all of us. 

F. D. 

Conventional Potpourri 

The flight to San Francisco via Western Airlines on a "Thriftfare" propeller plane was restful economy 
for a short trip. It was cold in San Francisco but I was prepared with a woolen wardrobe, thanks to Hilda 
Gray's letter of advice. Free time during the convention allowed us to make the trek to see the traditional 
Christmas tree in the City of Paris; it was as magnificent as I had been told it would be. Union Square 
was a nocturnal kaleidoscope of colored lights. Some librarians played hookey one afternoon to shop at 
I. Magnin's and Gump's. 

It was fun to visit with the enthusiastic UCLA Library School graduates who had many tales of ad- 
ventures and sage remarks about their first professional positions. Edna Yelland, executive secretary 
of the CLA, reflected her light-hearted attitude about retirement with gay and colorful chapeaux. Paul 
Miles won many admirers with his delightfully informal account about the making of our book catalog. 
Barbara Boyd was given hearty applause for her account of the "quicky" survey of library needs made 
for PLEASC. Dean Powell stopped the show and electrified the convention with his unconventional 
panel. President-Elect Moore paid a moving tribute to John F. Kennedy. The start of the opening recep- 
tion was too staid for Dean Powell who greeted me with a resounding buss before State Librarian Leigh 
could formally present me to the reception line. After that I just had to have an Irish Mist in Happy 
Valley under the portrait of great uncle. Emperor Norton I. 

E.F.N. 



January 3, 1964 33 



An Exit ond an Entrance 

Mrs. Edna Yelland, having served the California Library Association as its Secretary-Treasurer for 
seventeen years, now retires at the end of 1963. She was paid special homage at this conference, and 
the President's Reception was turned into a party in her honor, with a line of past presidents standing 
in the line with her to pay special respects. They know, better than iinyone else, how greatly the Asso- 
ciation will miss her. 

David Brunton, the new Secretary-Treasurer, comes from the Nevada State Library, where he has 
been Director of Technical Processes. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Library School, and 
did his undergraduate work at Ripon College in Wisconsin. He has been Treasurer of the Nevada Library 
Association and Chairman of its Intellectual Freedom Committee, and was selected by the CLA's Board 
of Directors from fourteen candidates from four states. 

Headquarters of the CLA is to remain in Berkeley, though a site has not yet been settled upon. 

E.T.M. 

What Other Ploce Is There? 

Choice of the Palace Hotel as headquarters was a good one, for that sombre Market Street hostelry 
epitomizes the good old San Francisco before Herb Caen, Top of the Mark, North Beachniks, Barnaby 
Conrad, and other tourist trap promoters and places made the city chic. As I spent the week meeting and 
eating -the P. A. systems and the food were equally good -I kept hearing the music of Art Hickman and 
his orchestra coming from the Rose Room, and remembered the facade of the hotel draped in black when 
President Harding died there. (The old plumbing also evoked the past, but it worked.) 

President Bertha Helium and local arrangement bosses William Holman and William Alvarez staged 
a good show. I didn't see and hear it all, of course, but I did attend most of our UCLAns' performances: 
Paul Miles as a reporter on the UC book catalog project and as treasurer of the UC Library Schools 
Alumni Association; President-Elect Everett Moore as a firm and graceful chairman; Barbara Boyd, out- 
standing because of what she said and how she said it; Doyce Nunis making oral history meaningful; 
Neal Harlow delivering the Coulter lecture with epigrammatic style (yes, I know, Harlow has been gone 
from UCLA a dozen years now, but back in California he's one of us). 

There were many affectionate farewells to Edna Yelland on her retirement as executive secretary of 
CLA. The Library Schools Advisory Council soundly advised the deans and faculty, although attendance 
at it caused me to miss Mr. Vosper's dinner talk to the antiquarian booksellers. 

My favorite program was Fritz Wemmer's lighthearted reminiscences of army library service in Alaska, 
a relief from so much seriousness which characterizes us as a group. 

SLS students Patsy Chiang, San Oak Kim, Janet Ziegler, and Ronald Sigler attended the conference; 
Betty Rosenberg, Barbara Boyd, Elizabeth Eisenbach, and Andrew Horn from the staff; while several of 
our alumni were present, including William Hinchliff, on the eve of departure for Milwaukee where he is 
to be personnel officer in the Public Library. 

My outings were three: breakfast with Kenneth Rexroth, where we swapped notes on such far-out 
topics as the Burgundian sculpture in Albi Cathedral; lunch with David Magee, and our usual bragging 
of who got the best of the other; dinner with Harvey Fergusson, dean of New Mexican writers, who has 
lived in Berkeley for eighteen years, and talk of the book he has been engaged in for ten years. These 
and similar opportunities in short radius make San Francisco the best of all conference cities. Why not 
make it CLA's permanent choice as a meeting place.' 

L.C.P. 



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Publications 

Elizabeth Norton is the chairman of the Joint Committee to Compile a List of International Subscrip- 
tion Agents, which was formed by the Serials and Acquisitions section of ALA's Resources and Techni- 
cal Services Division. The fruit of the Committee's investigations, entitled Intcniatioiuil Subscription 
Agents, was published this month by ALA. 

Mr. Vosper has contributed a brief biographical sketch of John E. Smith, the new University Librar- 
ian on the Irvine campus, to the October issue of the Califortiia Librarian. 

The Report oj the University Librarian for 1962/63 has just been published by the Library. Copies 
will be sent to all faculty members, and to our other readers on request. 

Dean Powell, for the "Speaking of Books" column in the New York Times Book Review of December 
22, wrote about the career of Raymond Chandler and Philip Durham's recent book about him. 

Robert Vosper's address at the 77th Commencement of Hastings College on May 26, 1963, which also 
marked the dedication of the Perkins Library there, has been published in the Proceedings of that occa- 
sion. 

J. M. Edelstein is the author of a review of Seconds, a recently published novel by David Ely, in 
the December 12 issue of The Village Voice. 

Books That Shouldn't Have Been in His Baggage 

Another case of the decline of morals in England has been reported. In his latest adventure On Her 
Majesty's Secret Service, British agent 007 (whom readers of Ian Fleming's series of thrillers will recog- 
nize as James Bond) travels to Switzerland in the fancy "cover," or disguise, of an expert in the field of 
Heraldry, taking with him: 

Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetage, property of the College 
of Heralds. Stamped 'Not to be removed from the Library.' 
The printed Visitations in the College of Arms, stamped ditto. 
Genealogist's Guide, by G. W. Marshall, with Hatchard's receipted 
bill to Sable Basilisk inserted. Burke's General Armory, stamped 
'Property of the London Library' . . . 

Evidently 007 is under the misapprehension that the double-0 prefix in his code name, which signi- 
fies that he is licensed to kill, also permits him to steal library books — and reference books at that! 

He'd better not try that at UCLA. 



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this issue: Jean Tuckerman. Contributors to this issue: Fay Blake, Elizabeth Dixon, Robert Lewis, 
Everett Moore, Elizabeth Norton, Lawrence Clark Powell, Johanna Tallman, Robert Vosper, Brooke 
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January 17, 1964 




Pictorial Exhibit of Thomas Mann 

An impressive exhibit documenting the life of Thomas Mann (1875-1955) has been prepared and in- 
geniously mounted by the Cultural Department of the German Foreign Office in Bonn, and will be shown 
in the Main Library until February 10, by courtesy of the Cultural Department. Panels made up prima- 
rily of greatly enlarged photographs of Mann, and of books, persons, and places important in his life, 
were designed in Germany and last week were reassembled in the Library's exhibit areas like a giant 
Erector set. Our illustration shows the exhibit at its opening in Darmstadt. 

Thomas Mann was born in Lubeck, and from 1901, the year Buddenbrooks was published, until 1933, 
when he left Germany for political reasons, he was honored in his own country as a great writer. After 



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his exile, his fame abroad continued to grow, particularly with the publication of his great Joseph 
trilogy. 

Until 1938, Mann lived in Switzerland, but he then moved to Southern California to reside in Pacific 
Palisades. Shortly before his death in 1955, he returned to Germany, where, in his old age, he was ac- 
knowledged and honored as Germany's greatest writer of the twentieth century. Because of his asso- 
ciations with Southern California it is particularly fitting that this fine exhibit should be displayed at 
UCLA. 

The University Library and the Department of German jointly held a reception at the Student Union 
on Monday, the opening day of the exhibit, at which Eli Sobel, Associate Dean of the College of Letters 
and Science, was the guest speaker. 

Out of the Wosteland 

It has disturbed some librarians that the library world itself has sanctioned the most ordinary and 
mediocre standards for the printing of books and periodicals and other matter. There have been excep- 
tions, in such periodicals as The Library Quarterly, the ALA Bulletin, and the California Librarian; 
and some individual libraries have lately been producing a variety of modest and not-always-modest 
publications of quality and beauty (notably Princeton, Texas, Stanford, USC, and the New York Public 
Library). We have been fortunate, ourselves, that such first-rate printers as Dahlstrom, Marks, and 
Ritchie have been available to us for some of our printing needs. One general publisher. World, which 
has produced a number of fine books by and for librarians, bookmen, and others of bookish interests, has 
consistently employed printing designers of taste and imagination. 

By and large, however, the body of "literature" produced by and for librarians has presented an ap- 
pearance of wasteland. All too many publications have been shoddy and in bad taste. 

Two more notable departures from mediocrity may now be recorded. At last month's Annual Con- 
ference of the California Library Association, in San Francisco, the conference program booklet — at 
most conferences a drably printed job — was for once a handsomely designed product. It was done by 
one of San Francisco's master printers, Lawton Kennedy, and credit for bringing it about goes to 
William Holman, San Francisco City Librarian and General Conference Chairman, and the Rev. William 
J. Monihan, University of San Francisco Librarian and Printing Chairman for the Conference. It is hard 
to imagine that the CLA will allow itself to lapse to previous standards of conference printing. (The 
CLA, incidentally, has recently been issuing some excellently printed items in its Keepsake Series.) 

Another step towards quality is the redesigning of the Wilson Library Bulletin. On the occasion of 
its fiftieth anniversary, the Bulletin has adopted a handsome new format designed by Freeman Craw, of 
New York. Kathleen Molz, who assumed the editorship of the periodical a year ago, had made the re- 
designing one of her immediate objectivies. She wisely saw to it that the job was done with thorough- 
ness, with due attention to use of proper paper stock and over-all production processes. It could not be 
done in a hurry. The results of such a careful approach are evident, for the taste and imaginative touch 
of the designer show to good advantage. 

These latest recognitions of the place of good printing in the library world should give us hope 
that the fine printer will soon have his hands full keeping up with the demanding librarians and their 
publishers. Our new generation of printer-librarians, such as those in Library School at UCLA, will 
be looked to as promoters of the cause of good printing in tomorrow's libraries. 

E.T.M. 



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Henry R. Wogner Collection 

Mr. Ruth Frey Axe, a UCLA graduate who served for nearly thirty years as research assistant to 
Henry R. Wagner, recently gave her collection of his writings to the Library's Department of Special 
Collections. Of some 150 books, monographs, and articles by Wagner, the gift includes more than two- 
thirds, and most are presentation copies to Mrs. Axe. 

Henry Raup Wagner (1862-1957), a scholar who made major contributions to the history and bibliog- 
raphy of Latin America and the American West, began his career in the mining and smelting industry. 
During the many years that he represented the Guggenheim interests, particularly in England, Mexico, 
and Chile, he started to collect books, and his work in various parts of the Americas and his friend- 
ship with the Chilean bibliographer Jose Toribio Medina aroused his interest in Latin American topics. 
In 1917, at the age of 55, he left the business world and spent the remaining forty years of his life in 
research and writing. 

Wagner's major works fall into four fields, all represented in the gift: sixteenth-century Mexican 
exploration and printing; the Spanish Southwest; English and Spanish explorations of the Pacific coast 
of North America; and the exploration of the American plains and Rockies. His first bibliographical 
work, Irish Economics: 1700-1783, A Bibliography (London, 1907), is included. There is also a col- 
lection of research materials — correspondence, typescripts, photostats, and photographs — which he 
used in the writing of his two articles on Henri Ternaux-Compans, the first collector of Hispanic Amer- 
icana. And Mr. Wagner's special copy of The Spanish Southwest, 1542-1794; An Annotated Bibliography 
(Berkeley, 1924) is among the gems in the gift of books from Mrs. Axe. 

UES Students Visit the Albion Press 

Twenty-five University Elementary School students, ages 9 to 12, visited the Albion bibliograph- 
ical press in the School of Library Service on January 7, by arrangement with Professor Horn. Saul 
Marks, of the Plantin Press, showed them an early manuscript and a page from the Gutenberg Bible, 
lent for the occasion by the Department of Special Collections. Mr. Marks then printed a page from the 
Preface by Francis de Miomandre in A Code for the Collector of Beautiful Books (New York: The 
Limited Editions Club, 1936), which Donnarae MacCann, UES Librarian, read to the group: 

A book is so fragile in appearance that a child can tear it up and destroy it; it can be 
tossed into the fire (not to mention its author, sometimes, for greater surety) ... By what 
mystery, then, can this miniature thing resist the powers of destruction.' . . . LThe book J 
deposits in the human mind germs over which nothing can prevail. One day, despite the 
will and prejudice of their host, these germs develop and live, and finally modify the very 
spirit they inhabit. 

The students were interested in the age of the press and in the decoration they found on it, and 
several were given the pleasure of inking the plate, placing the paper, and pulling the levers. Mr. Marks 
discussed various aspects of printing, such as the speed that modern technology permits, and the use 
of color and black and white in book design. 

So Happiness Is a Worm Puppy, Huh? 

One of the more unusual questions of the year 1963 has been rejx>rted by the Reference Department 
in the Main Library. Shortly before Christmas, a local citizen telephoned to ask: "Were the Sabine 
women happy after they were raped?" 

The Reference Department adds that this query was answered, but it isn't saying how. 



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Personnel Notes 

Karin Augerson has joined the College Library staff as a Librarian L Miss Augerson earned her 
Bachelor's degree in French at Pomona College and her Master's in librarianship at the University's 
Berkeley campus. 

Mts. Mayme Clayton has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library As- 
sistant in the Circulation Department of the Law Library. 

Mrs. Darlene Ferguson, new Senior Library Assistant in the College Library, earned her Bachelor's 
and Master's degrees in elementary and special education at Colorado State College. She has taught 
in the public schools of Concord, Calif., Ft. Collins, Colo., and St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids, Minn. 

Ana Guerra Dehen has accepted a six-month appointment as Latin American Exchange Librarian in 
the Gifts and Exchange Section of the Acquisitions Department. Miss Guerra Deben is a graduate of 
Escuela Cubana de Bibliotecarios, in Havana, where she has also taught, and she has served as librar- 
ian of the Sociedad Economica Amigos del Pais and as assistant to the Librarian of the UNESCO Re- 
gional Center, in Havana. She has been treasurer and vice president of the Asociacion Cubana de 
Bibliotecarios. 

Crockett McClanahan has joined the Business Administration Library staff as a Senior Library 
Assistant. Mr. McClanahan earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in speech at the University of 
Oklahoma, and served last year as a teacher in the Lake Tahoe Unified Schools. 

Lorraine Mathies returned this month from her two-year tour of duty at the Federated Teachers 
College, in Lagos, Nigeria, to resume her position as Acting Head of the Education Library. Mrs. 
Katherine Harrant, who has served in her absence, will continue to work part-time in the Education 
Library. 

Elizabeth Morris, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, has been reclassified to 
Principal Library Assistant. 

Kay Sakata, who has accepted a half-time position in the Biomedical Library as a Principal Li- 
brary Assistant, earned his Bachelor's degree in mathematics at UCLA. He worked in the Biomedical 
Library as clerk and Senior Library Assistant while he was an undergraduate. 

Nancy Searless, Senior Library Assistant in the Periodicals Reading Room, has been reclassified 
to Principal Library Assistant. 

Dorothy Dunn has resigned her position as Librarian II in the Law Library to accept a position with 
the Security Title Insurance Company. 

Marilyn Wilbrecht has resigned her position as Principal Library Assistant in the Reference De- 
partment. 

Publication of the Library's Book Catalog 

With the appearance of volume 129, publication of University of California, Los Angeles: Diction- 
ary Catalog of the University Library, 1919-1962, by G.K. Hall & Company, of Boston, is now complete. 
Volumes 1 to 126 reproduce photographically the cards in the Library's main card catalog; volumes 127 
and 128 contain the Chinese collection; and in volume 129 are the Japanese collection and the Armen- 
ian collection. A complete set of the catalog is shelved in index case 6 of the Reference and Biblio- 
raphy Section in the Library's Main Reading Room. 



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Bennet M. Allen, 1877-1963 

Last Fall, the Biomedical Library celebrated the arrival of a superb history of medicine collection 
given by Dr. John Benjamin in honor of Professor Bennet M. Allen. One of the happiest aspects of the 

celebration was Professor Allen's participation in it, and his 
quiet pleasure in browsing through the collection and examining 
the items on exhibit. On December 13, after a short illness, 
Professor Ailed died in the UCLA Hospital. 

Bennet Allen came to UCLA in 1922, after receiving his 
Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and teaching for ten years 
at the Universities of Wisconsin and Kansas. He had a long 
and enviable research record in the fields of embryology and 
endocrinology, adding radiobiology in more recent years. On 
becoming Professor Emeritus in 1947, he joined the UCLA 
Atomic Energy Project (now the Laboratory of Nuclear Medi- 
cine) where until 1958 he held the post of Research Biologist. 
This twelve-year span was one of the most productive of his 
career and brought the total of his published papers to 71. He 
continued to work regularly in his laboratory as Consultant in 
the Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine up to the time of his final 
illness. 

Professor Allen's career as a teacher was equally rich and 
full. In addition to his responsibilities in the Zoology Depart- 
ment, in the days before UCLA had a School of Medicine, he 
served as the last Dean of the University's Los Angeles Medi- 
cal Department down on North Broadway and as Premedical Adviser on campus. His students went out 
from UCLA to medical schools all over the country and are today among the most devoted of his many 
admirers, none more so than John Benjamin, who was one of a small group of undergraduates privileged 
to participate in Dr. Allen's research program. Indeed, his contribution was specifically noted in Pro- 
fessor Allen's Faculty Research Lecture given in 1930, the year of John Benjamin's graduation from 
UCLA. The ties between student and teacher held firm through the passing years and are reflected for 
all time in the presentation of this great gift to the University. 

L.D. 

Lunch and Afrlcana 

All full-time Library staff members have been invited to a "No-Host" luncheon (we take it this 
means Dutch Treat, at 31.75) at noon on Tuesday, January* 28, in Dining Room C of the Faculty Center. 
The luncheon has been planned to provide an opportunity for us to get together informally with our col- 
leagues in other departments and branches. Although there are no talks or formal program planned, 
three staff members having special experience in African studies will be present to answer questions: 
.Mary Ryan, our first African Bibliographer; Dorothy Harmon, our present African Bibliographer, who re- 
cently spent several months in Africa buying books; and Lorraine Mathies, who has just returned from 
two years of service with the Library of the Federated Teachers College, in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Reservations for the luncheon should be made with Mrs. Morrison, in the Librarian's Office, by 
Thursday, January 23. Future luncheons may be planned, depending upon our experience with this one. 



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Dr. Allen on his 80th birthday. 



Editorial Supplement 

Daniel Makoto Zumwinkle, first son and second child of the editor and his wife Margaret, was bom 
on December 13. 



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High Rankings for the Mop Library 

The UCLA Map Library makes a very good showing in the 1962/63 report on the activities of map 
libraries in the United States, as published in the December issue of the Geography and Map Division 
Bulletin of the Special Libraries Association. Loans of 7,062 maps placed the Library first in circula- 
tion statistics for university map libraries, and in acquisitions the Map Library, which added 11,447 
maps during the year, ranked second only to the Library of Congress. 

Magpies at Work 

Two more publications of the Magpie Press, of Santa Monica, have come to our notice. John 
Baskerville on Printing & Letter Founding was printed by the Magpies — Margaret Gustafson and 
Roberta Nixon, both of whom are librarians at UCLA — in an edition of 50 copies on the Albion hand 
press of the UCLA School of Library Service, from type hand-set at the Press of the Department of 
Fine Arts, at USC. 

The second booklet is Poems by Yvonne de Miranda, a former staff member of the Library. It was 
hand-set and printed in an edition of 100 copies on an Adana Quarto flatbed press in the home of one 
of the Press's proprietors. 

We are also informed that the Magpie Press has obtained a foolscap-folio-sized Albion hand-press, 
dated 1844, which is considerably smaller than the Library School's Albion, but looks much the same; 
it is housed at present in the Library School where it may be used for bibliographical demonstrations. 

Such, Such Were the Joys 

In a bound volume of several eighteenth-century operas, just received from England by the Music 
Library, Professor Walter Rubsamen, who was the first to examine the book, discovered a former owner's 
name inscribed on the first leaf: "Ellen Terry, Thistle Grove." From between the pages of two of the 
operas. Love in a Village and The Duenna, where someone had carefully placed them, pressed yellow 
violets and other spring flowers fluttered out. 

Publications and Activities 

Louise Darling spent a week last month at the University of Hawaii as library consultant on the 
Medical Education Study. The Study, under the direction of Robert Tschirgi, Professor of Anatomy and 
Physiology at UCLA, is exploring the feasibility of establishing a biomedical sciences program which 
would include material offered during the conventional first two (pre-clinical) years of a four-year med- 
ical school. The new school would be coordinated with the Pacific Biomedical Research Center now 
being developed at the University of Hawaii. 

Dean Powell s reminiscences of his buying and reading of paperback books over several decades 
and on several continents, "A World That's Wide and Wonderful," appeared as the cover article in the 
Paperback Book Section of The New York Times Book Review of January 6, in both the New York and 
Western editions. 

Inkeri Rank has published Part 1 of her article on "The Role of the Public Library in Liberal 
Adult Education" in the November issue of Canadian Library, the bulletin of the Canadian Library As- 
sociation. Part 2 will appear in the March issue. 

Charlotte Georgi has been made an honorary member of Phi Chi Theta, national professional fra- 
ternity for businesswomen. 



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Staff Association Meeting 

The Library Staff Association will hold a general membership meeting on Thursday, January 30, at 
4 p.m. in Knudsen Hall, Room 1-220, to discuss a proposed constitutional amendment for the Associa- 
tion. The purpose of the amendment is to permit more direct representation on the Executive Board, by 
the election of Board members from constituencies made up of Library departments and branch libraries. 

Dr. Seuss on Display at Lytton Center 

Original drawings by "Dr. Seuss," or Theodor S. Geisel, as he appears in the catalogue, have been 
lent by the Department of Special Collections to the Lytton Center in Hollywood, for an exhibition dur- 
ing January and February. The drawings, which Mr. Geisel made for a number of his books, were de- 
posited in the UCLA Library several years ago. 

Librarian's Notes 

Construction of the new University Research Library has gone forward in general satisfactorily, so 
that now even the interior begins to look useful and attractive. Unfortunately, however, delays in sev- 
eral small but critical parts of the project now force us to defer moving into the building until the end 
of Spring semester. 

We had hoped to open service just ahead of the mid-term period of Spring semester, but that is no 
longer feasible. To attempt to move collections and services in the busy latter part of the semester 
would only compound public service problems. Thus it will be wiser to wait on the semester's end. 

Assuredly then, the opening of Fall semester 1964 will find us fully settled in the new building and 
able to operate it at full capacity. 

R.V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90025. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Editor: J. M. Edelstein. Contributors to this 
issue: Page Ackerman, Louise Darling, Robert Faris, Margaret Gustaf son, Carlos Hagen, Ralph Johnson, 
Edwin Kaye, Donnarae MacCann, Juli Miller, Everett Moore, Jean Tuckerman, Robert Vosper, Brooke 
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January 31, 1964 



Wyott Earp Slept Here 

Wyatt Earp, the legendary Western sheriff now immortalized on TV, was among the noted visitors 
from America and abroad who signed the register of the St. James Hotel in San Diego, as may be seen 



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in the accompanying reproduction from a page in the original register, a series of weighty folio volumes 
acquired recently by the Department of Special Collections. The register records the names of the St. 
James's guests from the opening of the hotel in 1886 to April 1890, years during which San Diego expe- 
rienced her first land boom, with frenzied speculation in town real estate and the development of the 
neighboring community of Coronado Beach. San Diego retained much of the frontier town atmosphere, 
which was apparently to Sheriff Earp's liking, for he spent two years there speculating in land, buying 
his first race horses, and acting as referee for local sporting events. 



The St. James was built by Peter C. Remondino, a pioneer San Diego doctor, whose papers were 
acquired by the Department of Special Collections nearly ten years ago. In its heyday during the 



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mid-1880's, the hotel was a Mecca for the many tourists, healthseekers, land promoters, and speculators 
who visited San Diego from all over the world. The city's directories were lavish in their praise of the 
establishment; as the one for 1886/87 reported, "This elegant structure, located on the corner of Sixth 
and F streets ... is one of the largest, best arranged and most substantial buildings in the city, and, 

among those who are posted, the most 
popular in its accommodation and 
management ... In point of location 
the house has immeasurable advan- 
tage over any and every other hotel 
in the city. In the very business 
heart of the city, where the streets 
in the darkest night are made as the 
noonday by the brilliant flashing of 
the electric lights; and in the dryest 
time kept free from dust by frequent 
and copious sprinkling. Anyone who 
would find fault with the accommoda- 
tions and furnishings at the St. James 
would distinguish himself as not being 
used to good things at home; and he 
From the Souvenir oj San Diego, 1886. who would criticize the bill of fare be 

either a dyspeptic or a fanatical epicure." 

The vicissitudes of San Diego's great land boom brought an end to the popularity the St. James had 
enjoyed. Over on Coronado Island, the Coronado Beach Company was busily engaged in land subdivision 
and the construction of the palatial Hotel Del Coronado, designed to cater to the region's mounting tour- 
ist trade, and when that monarch of all Southern California boom hotels opened its doors in February 
1888, the St. James thereafter tended to draw its clientele from those who came to San Diego more for 
business than for pleasure. 




This Is the Year That Was: 1864 

An exhibit of a number of the notable books published in England a century ago, with contemporary 
photographs of the authors, is now on display in the Department of Special Collections. Perhaps the 
most distinguished book of 1864 was Cardinal Newman's Apologia Pro Vita Sua, but popular taste prob- 
ably preferred Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens, shown in the exhibit as it was published in its 
original parts. 

An assortment of three-deckers from the Sadleir Collection of Nineteenth-Century Fiction may also 
be seen: Richard Doddridge Blackmore's Clara Vaughan, published by Macmillan, Joseph Sheridan Le 
Fanu's Uncle Silas, published by Richard Bentley, George Meredith's Amelia in England, published by 
Chapman & Hall, and Lady Georgiana FuUerton's Too Strange Not To Be True, published by Richard 
Bentley. Anthony Trollope's Can You Forgive Her?, with illustrations by H. K. Browne, is shown in the 
original parts. Poetry is represented by Tennyson's Enoch Arden and Bulwer-Lytton's The Boatman, 
and Gladstone's Speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer is an example from the world of public affairs. 



Acknowledgment 

Alan Landsburg, a television producer for Wolper Productions, has written to Edwin Kaye to thank 
the staff of the Institute of Industrial Relations Library for their cooperation in making available the 
files of the Daily V/orker for use in the preparation of a documentary program, "The Rise and Fall of 
American Communism." "These excerpts from the Daily Worker," writes Mr. Landsburg, "play an impor- 
tant part in the production, and we are most grateful for your assistance and your interest." 



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New Statewide UC Policy Greatly Increoses Use of Library 

Early in December, President Kerr announced the University policy that, beginning on December 16, 
a registration card for any University campus would, among other privileges, entitle a student to the use 
of libraries on any other campus, including withdrawal privileges when at home for Christmas and other 
vacations. The Library quickly made arrangements to provide full service to what was expected to be an 
increased number of users from the other campuses of the University. 

Statistics compiled last week by the Circulation Department reveal some of the dimensions of that 
increase. A full account of the increased use of Library services and materials, to the extent it involved 
students from other UC campuses, cannot be given, because at most of the Library service points no at- 
tempt was made to distinguish and record the status of patrons in this respect. All Library users other 
than UCLA students, however, are required to register at the Circulation Desk, thereby providing a source 
for comparative figures on the status of new registrants. 

During the whole month of December, the Library issued a total of 2,197 cards to borrowers, an in- 
crease of 44 per cent over the figure of 1,596 for December 1962, and during the Christmas vacation 
period alone, 1,424 cards were issued (922 in 1962). Of these, 701 were to University of California stu- 
dents from other campuses; the comparable figure for 1962 was 225. Thus the new policy was largely re- 
sponsible for an increase by 211.6 per cent in use of the Library by other UC students. (There was only 
a very moderate increase in numbers of cards issued to students from other colleges and universities: 
355 for the 1963 Christmas recess, as compared with 312 for 1962.) 

Figures on the circulation of books at the Main Loan Desk support the conclusion that increased use 
of the Library this year resulted from the new policy. Whereas total circulation figures for the month of 
December 1963 were 21.4 per cent higher than for December 1962, the rate of increase doubled to 42.7 
per cent for circulation during the Christmas recess periods — 22,701 for 1963, as compared with 15,910 
for 1962. 

Of the 701 UC students from other campuses using the UCLA Library during the Christmas period, 
the majority, 569, were enrolled at Berkeley. There were 71 from Santa Barbara, 36 from Riverside, 19 
from Davis, 5 from the San Francisco Medical Center, and one from the Hastings Law School. 

ARL Meetings 

At meetings in Chicago earlier this week, the Association of Research Libraries, of which Mr. Vosper 
is chairman, gave particular attention to the application of operations research to large research libraries, 
with formal papers by Dean Robert Hall Roy, of the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering Science, on 
"Utilization of Computer Techniques for Circulation and Inventory Control in a University Research Li- 
brary;" Warren J. Haas, Associate Librarian of Columbia University, on a "Description of a Project to 
Study the Research Library as an Economic System;" and Professor Philip Morse, Director of MIT's Op- 
erations Research Center, on "Probablistic Models for Library Operations." Neat quotation from Profes- 
sor Morse: "Library operations are at least as complex as antisubmarine operations (though perhaps not 
as deadly) and are more complex than most inventory systems." Up periscope! 

Other matters were given serious consideration: the report, hot off the press, of Dr. Gilbert King's 
team survey of the possibilities of applying automation to research libraries, with particular reference 
to the Library of Congress; a realistic drive to locate that fountain of youth, centralized cataloging for 
research libraries; and forthcoming legislation to revise the U.S. copyright law, and the consequent im- 
plications for scholarly research. 



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Personnel Notes 

Rog,er Hcrmitt, who has joined the Biomedical Library staff as a Programmer II, earned his Bachelor's 
degree in accounting at the Berkeley campus of the University. He has served as a programmer for the 
Space and Information Systems Division of North American Aviation. 

Donald Black returns to the Library staff in February after a year's leave of absence in Honolulu 
where he participated in an Armed Forces research project concerned with the flow and control of infor- 
mation. As Consultant on Automation and Information Science, Mr. Black will be responsible for keeping 
the University Librarian in touch with the theory as well as the research and development efforts in these 
fields as they proceed or are envisioned at UCLA and elsewhere. 

Marcel deMiranda, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, earned his 
Bachelor's degree in music at UCLA, and has served as a musician with the Honolulu Symphony Orches- 
tra. 

Mrs. Anna Hager has been appointed to serve the Oral History Program as Secretary to Judge Fletcher 
Browron, former Mayor of Los Angeles and retired Superior Court Justice, who is compiling materials for 
a proposed definitive history of Los Angeles from 1910 to I960. Mrs. Hager has compiled, among other 
works, the Bibliography and the Topical Index of the publications of the Historical Society of Southern 
California. 

Doyce Nunis will be on sabbatical leave during the spring semester. Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon will be 
Acting Head of the Oral History Program during his absence. 

William V/oods, Librarian II in the Business Administration Library, has transferred to the Main Li- 
brary where he will assist with the Latin American bibliography program. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. LaVcrnc Atkin, Senior Library Assistant in the College 
Library, Carolyn Bloom, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, and Carolyn Haggart, Prin- 
cipal Library Assistant in the Art Library. 



Professional Activities 

Mr. Vosper is on the Davis campus on Friday and Saturday of this week as a member of a faculty 
panel discussing student facilities at the California Club conference. This annual session brings to- 
gether twenty to twenty-five student leaders from each of the University of California campuses to dis- 
cuss problems of interest to the whole University, and thus is generally the student equivalent of the 
annual All-University Faculty Conference. 

Gordon Stone served last month as a consultant to the California Institute of the Arts in forming a 
music library. The Chouinard School of Art has merged with the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music to 
form the California Institute of Arts, which has been provided with funds by the Ford Foundation for a 
library of musical scores, recordings, and books about music. 

Dean Powell's engagement calendar has recently included talks at the Westlake School for Girls, 
the Westwood Bruin Club, and the Library dedication of the Valencia High School, in Placentia, Califor- 
nia. On January 23 he addressed the annual dinner meeting of the Grolier Club, in New York, and on the 
following day he attended the meetings of the Bibliographical Society of America and its Council. 

Seymour Lubetzky represented the School of Library Service at the meeting of the Association of 
American Library Schools, held last week in Chicago. He also participated in meetings of the Catalog- 
ing Code Revision Committee at the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association. 



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Periodicals and Newspapers from Mainland China 

Materials from the National Library of Peking are now being obtained by the Gifts and Exchange 
Section of the Library. Under the terms of expanded exchange arrangements, the Library receives six 
daily newspapers from mainland China and 77 periodicals, ranging from scholarly journals, such as the 
Chinese Medical journal, to popular periodicals on art, literature, drama, and chess. Most of the materi- 
als are kept in the Oriental Library, and works of medical interest are kept in the Biomedical Library. 

'Bulletin of Bibliography' 

Walter T. Dziura, the new Editor of the Bulletin of Bihliography, has announced that his publication 
will welcome contributions from faculty members, librarians, and graduate students in librarianship. The 
scope of the Bulletin, Mr. Dziura says, "is by no means limited to literary bibliography. Indeed, we hope 
to expand its editorial content through articles and commentary on current developments as well as biblio- 
graphical studies ..." Among the contributors to the Bulletin have been many UCLA faculty members 
and students, and former Library staff members Libby Cohen and Phylis Hargreaves. 

Memorial Concert for Colin McPhee 

Gordon Stone and instrumentalists of the UCLA Symphony Orchestra performed the second movement 
of Colin McPhee's Concerto for Piano and Wind Octet at a memorial program for the composer in Schoen- 
berg Hall on January 14. Mr. McPhee, who died on January 7, had been a faculty member in the Depart- 
ment of Music for the past four years. 

Colin McPhee was the composer of three symphonies and many other instrumental works. During the 
1930's he lived in Bali, where he made a comprehensive study of Balinese and Javanese music, drama, 
and ceremonials, and compiled the most complete record extant of ancient Balinese music. The Yale 
University Press will soon publish his monumental study on the music of Bali. 

An exhibit of the books, scores, and manuscripts of Colin McPhee will be displayed in the Schoen- 
berg Hall lobby until February 7. 

Librarian's Notes 

Several members of the faculty have, quite reasonably, asked me about a statement in the January 6 
issue of the University Bulletin wherein was described a "Long-Range Development Plan for UCLA" as 
considered at a recent meeting of the Regents. Point 10 in that story said: "Branch library and food 
facilities will be developed in many different parts of the campus to avoid crowding and inconvenience. 

Chancellor Murphy has authorized me to say that this particular statement was an unfortunate mis- 
interpretation by a news story writer of a long and complex document that contained neither these words 
nor any such implication concerning branch library development. The basic document did in fact indicate 
that certain branch libraries now exist on the campus and that certain of the existing branch libraries are 
specifically involved in the UCLA long-range development plan; for example, both the Law and the Bio- 
medical libraries are due to be increased in size as part of the physical expansion of the professional 
schools involved. 

Because of the continuing interest in the general question of branch libraries on university campuses, 
the following quotation is significant. It appears in a recent issue of the Newsletter issued by the Friends 



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of the Johns Hopkins University Library, which is devoted entirely to a description of the forthcoming 
new library building there: 

The new building will bring together the vast bulk of materials now housed and serviced 
in eleven departmental libraries . . . the extent to which the new building will consolidate li- 
brary collections and services on the Homewood Campus may be of general interest. The de- 
cision to consolidate these materials was a difficult one, and required two years of discussion 
and debate, since it involved a break with the traditional library pattern at Hopkins. 

Some of the factors involved in the discussion were: 1) the geography of the campus, 2) a 
growing conviction on the part of those people intimately involved in the planning that yearly 
it was becoming more difficult to draw clear-cut boundaries between one subject field and 
another, 3) the promise held out by technology and the machine to compensate for inconven- 
iences that would result from the elimination of full-fledged departmental libraries, and 4) a 
conviction that in the long run a more effective use could be made of library personnel in serv- 
ing the curricular and research interests of faculty and students. 



The Library Committee of the Academic Senate (Professor C. D. O'Malley, Chairman, and Professors 
Beckenbach, Burr, Furgason, Horn, Jorgensen, Melkanoff, Pfeffer, Puhvel, and myself) met on January 
13 to consider, among other matters, the state of the Library building program, the new procurement pro- 
cedures being instituted in the Acquisitions Department, the amount and distribution of new subscriptions 
entered during 1962/63, and the distribution of certain additional book funds. 

Two matters merit particular notice here. Special travel and board funds have been made available 
to send David Esplin, our Anglo-American Bibliographer, to the British Isles for four months this spring 
on a book-buying expedition. The Library Committee also received and endorsed the report of a subcom- 
mittee, consisting of four faculty members and three librarians, which was established a year ago to de- 
velop a Newspaper Collecting Policy for the UCLA Library. 

The Newspaper Collecting Policy defines in particular terms the kinds of newspapers we will con- 
sider acquiring on current subscription and in back files, defines wherein we will depend on microfilm 
or produce microfilm rather than retaining original print, and relates our collecting plans to certain co- 
operative collecting projects under way statewide or nationally. This intensive effort was undertaken 
because the large number of newspapers, their costs, and their storage all pose difficulties of a high or- 
der that must be judged in reasonable terms. The development of so effective a statement was no easy 
task, and as University Librarian I am very much indebted to the subcommittee members for their useful 
efforts. Copies of the policy statement have been distributed to deans and department chairmen in the 
humanities and social sciences and in certain other departments, as well as to appropriate Library offi- 
cers. My office can provide a few additional copies to any interested persons. 

R.V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. C.untnhuting Editor: J. M. Edelstein. Cotitrihutors to 
this issue: Fay Blake, James Cox, Juli Miller, James Mink, Gordon Stone, Robert Vosper, Brooke 

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LoDdon. S. Marks and Son*. 



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Aldous Huxley, 1894-1963: A Memorial Exhibition 

A meiTiDrial exhibition honoring Aldous Huxley, who died last November, opened in the Library yes- 
terday and will be shown until March 15. Books and manuscripts from the Aldous Huxley Collection in 
the Department of Special Collections make up the comprehensive exhibit, together with some items lent 
by Jake Zeitlin, Los Angeles antiquarian bookseller. 

The Aldous Huxley Collection comprises virtually all of his first editions, both English and Ameri- 
can, many periodical articles, ephemera, and a large and fine group of his literary manuscripts, which 
have become even more precious since so many were destroyed in his home during the Beachwood Drive 
fire of May 14, 1961. The Huxley manuscripts will all be on exhibit, with photographs and a number of 
his letters, many to Mr. Zeitlin. 

Because of Aldous Huxley's particularly close association with Southern California and with UCLA, 
the University Library wishes to honor his memory with a rich exhibit of his work. (Mr. Zeitlin and Dean 
Powell wrote tributes to Aldous Huxley for the UCLA Librarian of December 13.) 

Transactions of the Staff Association Meeting 

The Library Staff Association, in action taken at the January 30 business meeting, appointed a com- 
mittee to consider further the constitutional revisions needed to bring about the election of a larger and 
more broadly representative Executive Board. Committee members Fay Blake (chairman), Cecile Jirgal, 
Robert Lewis, Mate McCurdy, Audrey Malkin, and Elizabeth Morris will welcome suggestions from members. 

After spirited discussion of inequities in the granting or withholding of salary increases to employ- 
ees last month, the members directed the Executive Board to draw up a statement of dissatisfactions to 
be presented to appropriate officials. 

Eating and Talking 

The success of the "no-host" luncheon for Library staff members on January 28 was such that not 
only will more such luncheons be planned for the future, but they will doubtless require more tables than 
Dining Room C of the Faculty Center can hope to hold. As it happened, there were many more requests 
for reservations than could be accommodated, even though the luncheon was Dutch treat, and the staff 
members from the various Library departments and branches enjoyed getting together and sharing conver- 
sation with Mary Ryan, Dorothy Harmon, and Lorraine Mathies about their several experiences with the 
African bibliography program or in travels in Africa. 

Visitors 

Paul Horgari. novelist, historian, and Director of the Center for Advanced Studies, at Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, visited the School of Library Service on January 14. It was Mr. Horgan's first opportunity to see 
in operation the School whose dedicatory speaker he was in September, I960. 

L. Clarice Davis, Art Librarian of the Los Angeles County Museum, and her assistant, Myrtle Humphrey, 
visited the Serials Department on January 2L 

Mrs. Sharon Fraser, Sharon McClure, and George Vdovin, all from the University Library on the San 
Diego campus, visited the Library's reference, interlibrary loans, and government publications services 
on January 29. 



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Campbell Book Collection Contest Sponsors Lecture by Professor Kinsman 

The sixteenth annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest, to be held this spring, 
will open with a special lecture, "Title Page Travelogue: A Discourse on Some Sixteenth-Century E!di- 
tions of Skelton," by Robert Kinsman, Associate Dean of the Graduate Division and Professor of English. 
The lecture will be given in the Men's Lounge of the Student Union on Wednesday, February 26, at 3:00 
p.m., and will be open to students, faculty, staff members, and the general public. 

Graduate students will be eligible to enter the contest this year along with the undergraduates. 
First prize will be S125 in books, second prize $50 in books, and third prize S25 in books, awarded by 
Mr. Campbell, Westwood bookseller. The deadline for submission of entries, including bibliographies of 
items in the collections, is April 3. Well before that date, entrants should obtain at the Reference Desk 
a copy of the brochure giving the contest regulations, which is now being prepared. 

Judges for the 1964 contest will be Philip Dunne, author, and editor of Mr. Dooley Remembers: The 
In/ormal Memoirs of Finley Pclcr Dunne; Page Smith, Professor of History and author of the biography, 
John Adams; and Professor Kinsman. Final judging of the collections will be on April 10. 

Description of the Isaac Foot Library 

An attractive brochure on the Isaac Foot library, which was purchased for the statewide University 
of California libraries in 1961/62, has been compiled by Theodore G. Grieder and issued by the Santa 
Barbara campus library on behalf of the Library Council. A shortened version of the text appeared in 
the University Bulletin last October 28; to the full text of the booklet have been added some delightful 
photographs of the collector. Copies of the booklet are being distributed to the Friends of the UCLA 
Library. The University Librarian's office has a few additional copies available to individuals at UCLA 
on request. The Santa Barbara Library will be mailing copies to other libraries. 

Publications and Activities 

J. M. Edelstein was the delegate from the Renaissance Conference of Southern California at the an- 
nual meeting of the Council of the Renaissance Society of America, on January 25 at Columbia Univer- 
sity. He also attended the annual meetings of the Bibliographical Society of America and the Grolier 
Club. 

Mr. Edelstein is the author of an article, "On Re-reading Under the Volcano," in the Winter issue of 
Prairie Schooner. 

Dean Powell has written a review of The Myth of the Britannica. by Harvey Einbinder, for the Feb- 
ruary 2 issue of The New York Times Book Review. 

Carlos Hagen's reading, in Spanish, of poetry by the Chilean writer Pablo Neruda was chosen by FM 
station KPFK as one of its best programs of 1963, and was rebroadcast this week on Pacifica Founda- 
tion's three stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. 

Gordon Stone attended the meetings of the National and International Music Library Associations 
held at Yale University from January 30 to February 1. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Marion Barrera has joined the staff of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library as a 
Senior Library Assistant. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Spanish at UCLA, and taught for a sem- 
ester at the George Washington School, in Cartagena, Colombia. 

Susan-Charlotte Boyan, newly appointed Principal Library Assistant in the Art Library, earned her 
Bachelor's degree in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence. Miss Boyan 
has worked in the Circulation Department of Law School Library at the University of Chicago. 

Stuart Bragg has joined the Business Administration Library staff as a Senior Library Assistant. 
For the last two years he has worked in the Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine, while studying business ad- 
ministration at UCLA. 

Mrs. Cherry Dunn, Principal Library Assistant, has transferred from the Acquisitions Department to 
the Music Library. 

Mrs. Janet Greisiger, new Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library, has 
worked as a library assistant for the Inglewood Public Library, and for the Los Angeles County Public 
Library system in Culver City, Hawthorne, and Hermosa Beach. 

Mrs. Lucinda Linke will serve half-time in the University Elementary School Library as a Principal 
Library Assistant while Mrs. MacCann is on leave of absence. Mrs. Linke worked in the UES library 
while she was earning her Bachelor's degree in education at UCLA. 

Mrs. Shirley McKinney, who has served for many years in the UES Library, will also work there half- 
time as a Principal Library Assistant during Mrs. MacCann's leave. 

Rose Solomon has been reclassified from Secretary/Stenographer to Secretary in the Acquisitions 
Department. 

jeannine Talley, new Senior Library Assistant in the Music Library, earned her Bachelor's degree 
in music education at Florida State University. Miss Talley has been working as a social worker for 
the Florida State Department of Public Welfare. 

Thomas Teal has joined the College Library staff as a Senior Library Assistant, assigned to work 
on the program for the residence halls reading rooms. Mr. Teal earned his Bachelor's degree in English 
at Harvard, where he worked in the Library, and received a Fulbright grant for a year of study at the Uni- 
versity of Helsinki. 

Margaret Voshell has joined the College Library staff as a Senior Library Assistant. While studying 
English at UCLA, she was a student assistant in the Catalog Department. 

Resignations have been received from Virginia Hee, Senior Duplicating Operator in the Biomedical 
Library, Stella Herman, Senior Library Assistant in the Music Library, Tillie Krieger, Senior Library As- 
sistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, Mrs. Helen Robinson, Principal Library 
Assistant in the Catalog Department, Louis Robinson, Principal Library Assistant in the Reference De- 
partment, and Mrs. Jean Slanger, Principal Library Assistant in the Music Library. 

Bibliography Seminar in the Belt Library 

A seminar on "The Literature of Art and a Bibliography of Vinciana" is being conducted this semes- - 
ter by Professor Carlo Pedretti in the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana. The purpose of the seminar is to 
bring graduate students into direct contact with basic sources of art history, and to carry out research 
for the compilation of a definitive Leonardo da Vinci bibliography. 



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Exhibit for Meteorological Society Conference 

The Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library prepared an exhibit on "Meteorology a Century 
Ago" for one of the sessions of the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, held at UCLA 
on January 29 to 31. A number of attenders came to the Library during the conference to look at the ex- 
hibit as well as to examine our collection of meteorological publications. Dr. H. E. Landsberg, of the 
U.S. Weather Bureau, commented favorably on our holdings of old, historical works, and a professor from 
Princeton said, "Why, you have books that even Princeton doesn't have!" 



Librarian's Notes 

I was pleased to have lunch recently with Mr. Paul Zimmer who has just come to UCLA as Manager 
of the Book Store in the Student Union. After attending Kent State University, he worked with Vroman's 
in Pasadena, later as manager and buyer for the several Macy's Book Departments in the San Francisco 
area, and most recently as Manager of the Book Department of the San Francisco branch of the American 
News Company. Mr. Zimmer, in addition to being an experienced book dealer , is a humane man of taste 
with a warmhearted interest in students and academic affairs in general, and, interestingly, a promising 
poet. I know that the Library staff, and the academic community in general, will welcome Mr. Zimmer's 
appointment. His selection was handled and his appointment recommended by an ad hoc committee of 
faculty and students which reviewed a number of candidates from across the country. 



The business of the American Library Association at its recent Chicago meeting was so complex, 
and is now so far in the past, that interested members of the Library staff will do well to follow it in the 
regular library press. Mr. Moore was very evidently busy throughout the week, and I caught sight of Miss 
Darling, Donald Black, and Professor Lubetzky in the lobby on occasion. 



It has been the view of the Academic Senate Library Committee that the University Library ought not 
to allow faculty members to retain books indefinitely; the Library incorporated some aspects of such a 
policy into its revised Lending Code a year and a half ago, and when books are requested by other readers, 
the Circulation Department will, of course, call in books charged to faculty members. One came down 
the chute last week. About Vanilla, by the Joseph Burnett Company (Boston, 1900) — a booklet, not sur- 
prisingly, about vanilla. Some of our younger staff members were startled to see that it had been charged 
out in April, 1946. 

R.V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Editor: J. M. Edelstein. Contributors to this 
issue: Robert Eckert, Jean Maupin, Juli Miller, Elizabeth Norton, Lawrence Clark Powell, Johanna 
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Top: Dr. Moes, Professor Ewing, Mr. Davis, Professor O'Malley. Bottom: Mr. Vosper, 
Chancellor Murphy, Regent Carter, Mrs. Belt. (Photograph by Stanley Troutman.) 



Number Two Million: The Aldine Plato 

The University Library has acquired a fine copy of one of the greatest monuments of 
western civilization, the first printed edition of the complete works of Plato, as its two-mil- 
lionth book. Plato's Opera Omnia of 1513 was formally presented to the Library' in a brief 
ceremony held on February 20 in conjunction with the meeting on campus of the Regents of 
the University of California. 

The two-millionth book is a gift to the UCLA Library from Regents Edward W. Carter, 
Mrs. Edward H. Heller, and Norton Simon; Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy; Professor Maji 
Ewing; W. Thomas Davis, President of the UCLA Alumni Association; Dr. Robert Moes and 
Mrs. Elmer Belt, President and Vice-President, respectively, of the Friends of the UCLA 
Library; University Librarian Robert Vosper; and other friends. 



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The Opera Omnia contains the Greek text of the complete works of Plato. It was edited by Marcus 
Musurus and published in two volumes by his friend, Aldus Manutius, the famous Venetian printer. 

The design of the book's typography is restrained and hand- 
some, with fine Greek characters sharply impressed on paper of 
generous margins. The mind and hand of the master printer are 
evident throughout the volumes, in the paper, ink, margins, spac- 
ing, running headlines, and impression. A large blockprint of 
an anchor and entwined dolphin, forming the familiar printer's 
device of the Aldine Press, appears on the title page of the 
first volume and again following the colophon of the second vol- 
ume. 




THE LIBRARY 

OF THE 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 
LOS ANGELES 

Two-Mii.Lio.NTH Volume 



S 



mtituxt.o Bv 

Mrs. Elmer Belt 

Edward W. Carter 

W.Thomas Davis 

Majl Ewing 

Mrs. Edward H. HeUer 

Robert Moes 

Franklin D. Murphy 

Norton Simon 

Robert Vesper 

And Other Friends 



Spuing. 1961 



The UCLA copy of the Opera Omnia is in superb condition 
and has been bound in full dark-blue morocco with richly gilded 
spines. A special protective slipcase has been made for the 
set by Max Adjarian, and William Cheney has designed and 
printed a bookplate, listing the names of the donors, to be placed 
in the two-millionth book. 



The attainment by the Library of two million volumes has 
particular significance for the University and the community at 
a time when UCLA is experiencing unprecedented change and 
growth. Statistics assembled by the Association of Research 
Libraries have shown that, as of June 1963, the UCLA Library 
was exceeded in numbers of volumes by only ten American uni- 
versity libraries. Among libraries of the twenty largest universities in. the United States, the UCLA Li- 
brary is first in rate of growth. 



As a symbol of the 
Library's intention to con- 
tinue its significant growth, 
both in numbers and in 
quality, the two-million-and- 
first book, a rare and valu- 
able incunabulum, has been 
added to the collections — 
this, too, as a gift of great 
generosity. The new addi- 
tion is announced in the 
Librarian's Notes at the 
end of this issue. 




Library Photographic Department 



February 28, 1964 57 



A Scholar's President 

The scholarly remarks of President Adolfo I^c^pez Mateos, at last week's Charter observance, when 
he and President Johnson were granted honorary degrees, had special appeal to his University audience. 
The former Professor and Director of the Scientific and Literary Institute of Toluca (which he had also 
served as a librarian), who was one of the founders of the School of Economics at the National Autono- 
mous University of Mexico, said, in his closing words: 

It is also the mission of universities to strengthen the links between scientific theory, 
technology, and the vital needs of man. To this end we have a right to demand from students 
and professors of universities in the world to be jealous guardians of the humane utilization 
of science, active agents of international concord, and vigilant consciences of the preserva- 
tion of universal peace. We are too far into the twentieth century not to clearly perceive the 
inevitable role of the university, of those both who are formed in the classrooms and of those 
who are moulding the present generation. 

The most efficient manner of reaching the high goals of a university, and of forging a 
common heritage out of the knowledge, the genius, and the imagination of the wise men of the 
world, is to abolish cold war, to wipe out the origins of international tension, and to increase 
understanding among peoples and governments. If the men of the universities — cloaked with 
patience and a sense of social responsibility — completely do away with the ominous atmos- 
phere that already seems to be dissolving, and substitute for it scientific co-operation in pro- 
grams aimed at increasing the productivity of goods and services, man — the concrete man of 
flesh and bone — not the abstract man of the capital M — will overcome ignorance and lack of 
health, oppression, and the obsession for destruction that today besiege him. 

A persistent mental indolence tends to consider these goals as a sort of Utopian thinking. 
But if we reason objectively, we will note that it is realistic to consider such goals as being 
imminent. And what is Utopic is to see them merely as unachievable dreams. For twenty-five 
centuries we have had the fixed notion that only the few may have access to welfare, culture, 
and freedom, since — it is said — inequality that is inherent in mankind demands it so. This 
paralyzing philosophy of history forgets that the low productivity of slave labor by large mas- 
ses for the benefit of small groups has been surpassed a thousand times by work based on 
machines and the achievements of technology, whose high productive capacity leads to the 
possibility — no longer Utopian but realistic — of giving access to freedom, culture, and goods 
of use and consumption for every human being, irrespective of age, sex, social condition, race, 
nationality, political philosophy, or religious creed. 

These reflections I present to you, trusting that from these classrooms will go forward 
many young people with talent and dedication, who will apply their best efforts to contribute 
to the study of human relations and, especially, to the operation of law as the basis for 
peace and progress. 

Aldous Huxley Memorial Program 

The School of Library Service presented a program in memory of Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) yester- 
day at which Robert Kirsch, Literary Editor of the Los Angeles Times, and Jake Zeitlin, antiquarian 
bookseller, spoke on Huxley as novelist, philosopher, and critic, to an audience of Library School stu- 
dents and faculty and a few special guests including Huxley's widow and son. In presiding, Dean Powell 
recalled Huxley's long use of the UCLA Library. 



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Staff Association News 

Members of the Staff Association, at a business meeting last week, directed that the following reso- 
lution be forwarded to the appropriate Library and University administrators and to the staff organizations 
of the libraries on other campuses of the University: 

The UCLA Library Staff Association hereby goes on record as strongly recommending that 
immediate action be taken to implement a salary increase, retroactive to January 1, 1964, for 
all Library personnel who failed to receive range adjustment increases on January 1, 1964. 

Unanimous approval was also given to the wording of proposed changes in the constitution and by- 
laws of the Association, which provide for the election of an enlarged and more representative Executive 
Board by nominations and voting within specified constituencies. The amendments will now be sub- 
mitted for acceptance or rejection by vote of the Association members. 

Publications and Activities 

Elizabeth Norton will be a speaker at the workshop on "Current Periodical Subscriptions: Vendor or 
Direct," to be conducted by the Southern California chapter of the Special Libraries Association on Wed- 
nesday, March 4, at 4 p.m., at the California College of Medicine, in Los Angeles. 

J. M. Edelstein participated on February 8 as one of three judges in the selection of books for the 
twenty-third annual Western Books Exhibition. 

Charlotte Georgi has been appointed a member of the McKinsey Foundation Book Awards Committee 
of the Special Libraries Association. 

Miss Georgi attended the Special Libraries Association Advisory Council meetings in Baltimore on 
February 13-15. The 1964 St. Louis Convention program, the SLA publications program, the participation 
of SLA in the New York World's Fair, and the SLA Library Technology Project were among the subjects 
discussed. Following the Council sessions, Miss Georgi visited the University of North Carolina to 
hold recruiting conferences at the Library School. 

Dean Powell's visit to Loughborough, England, where he addressed the students of the library school, 
was the subject of an appreciative essay, signed J.F.W.B., in the "Cosmographia" section of The Library 
World for January. 

Visitors 

Frederick G. Schab, antiquarian bookseller of New York, visited the Department of Special Collec- 
tions on January 31. 

Paul Wasserrnan, Librarian of the Graduate School of Business and Public Administration, at Cornell 
University, visited the Library on February 6. Dr. Wasserman was particularly interested in investigating 
computer applications in the UCLA Library program. 

Emesl Siegel, Librarian in charge of the Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library, and 
Charles Wcisenbcrg. in charge of public relations for the LAPL, visited the Library on February 14. 
After joining several staff members for luncheon at the Faculty Center, they visited the Music Library, 
the Circulation Department, and the Department of Special C;ollections. 



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Manuscripts in the Aldous Huxley Exhibit 

Viewers have expressed a good deal of interest in the manuscripts which are a part of the Aldous 
Huxley exhibit now being displayed in the Library. UCLA's Huxley manuscripts include several items 
owned by the Library for a number of years and a group of 
items obtained last month through Los Angeles bookseller 
Jake Zeitlin, a personal friend of Huxley. 

Both letters and literary manuscripts are included in 
each of the lots. In the first group are thirteen letters by 
Huxley to various persons — among them Naomi Royde-Smith 
(one letter dated ca. 1928), Harold John Massingham (two 
letters, 1930), C. Day Lewis (one letter, 1937), and Henry 
Miller (three letters, 1945 and 1956) — and correspondence 
with Lawrence Clark Powell from 1940 to 1962, containing 
sixteen original letters from Huxley and ten carbons of Dean 
Powell's answering letters. 

Four literary manuscripts by Aldous Huxley were ac- 
quired before 1964 by the Library. Our manuscript of Along 
the Road: Notes and Essays of a Tourist, which was pub- 
lished in both England and America in 1925, is the original 
typescript of 92 leaves with copious holograph corrections. 
Arabia in Felix is the manuscript for his book of poetry, 
published in 1929 in New York and London, and comprises 
both the original holograph and typescript versions of the 
poems. Apocalypse is a short holograph essay on two folio 
sheets. It was published in the Chicago Herald and Ex- 
aminer of August 19, 1933. Variations on a Philosopher: 
Portrait of a Philosopher is the original typescript, with 
holograph corrections, of a section of Themes and Varia- 
tions, published in 1950. This manuscript of 202 leaves 
was lent, at Huxley's request, to a cultural exhibition at The 
Hague sponsored by the Netherlands government in 1950. 
The letter Huxley wrote to Dr. Powell at the time is an interesting sidelight on his characteristic gener- 
osity and modesty: "I have nothing to hand and I wonder whether it would be a great trouble to you to 
send the one I gave you this spring . . . Sorry to bother you." 

The collection of Aldous Huxley manuscripts obtained by the Library in January 1964 consists of 
thirty-five letters to Jake Zeitlin from 1937 to 1962, many of the carbon copies of Mr. Zeitlin's letters to 
Huxley, a group of related letters about Huxley, and several literary manuscripts. 

Grey Eminence is the original typescript on 385 leaves, with extensive holograph corrections and ad- 
ditions, of the book published in 1941. On the title leaf is inscribed, "This is as near to a manuscript 
as I ever get. A. H." 

The Library has 38 leaves of original typescript with many corrections in the author's hand, written 
in 1944, of what are described on the first leaf as "Chapters written for Time Must Have a Stop, but not 
used in the final draft. Aldous Huxley." 

The Perennial Philosophy (1945), 208 leaves of original typescript with extensive holograph cor- 
rections, came to the UCLA Library from Mrs. William S. Kiskadden, of Beverly Hills, to whom Huxley 
had given it. 




Aldous Huxley in 1937. (From a picture lent 
by Jake Zeitlin.) 



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In the Huxley collection are two unpublished typescripts, each a different version, made from his 
novel, Ape ami Essence (1948), and intended for motion-picture production. 

Galley proofs 51 to 217 of The Devils of Luuctun are inscribed, "For Jake Zeitlin, from an old 
friend, Aldous H., 1952." Another inscription, "For Jake — a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, 
Aldous, 1954," appears on the first of the eight leaves of the unpublished holograph manuscript of 
Dylan Thomas: An Address. 

The Genius and the Goddess (1955) is shown in the exhibit in the form of galley proofs 1 to 55. On 
this set Huxley had written, "For Reese Halsey, c/o William Morris, 202 N. Canon, B. Hills (to be 
picked up)." 

Professor Kinsman Opens Campbell Book Collection Contest 

Professor Robert Kinsman, of the Department of English, initiated the 1964 Robert B. Campbell 
Student Book Collection Contest with an address, "Title Page Travelogue: A Discourse on Some Six- 
teenth-Century Editions of Skelton," to students, staff, and faculty in the Student Union on Wednesday. 
Professor Kinsman will also serve as one of the judges for the sixteenth annual contest at UCLA; the 
other judges are author Philip Dunne and Professor Page Smith, of the Department of History. 

This year, for the first time, graduate students as well as undergraduates are eligible to compete. 
TTie deadline for entries, including a brief essay and a bibliography, is April 3, and before that date 
prospective contestants should obtain at the Reference Desk copies of the contest rules. Judges will 
make their final decisions on April 10. 

'Science Citation Index' 

The Science Citation Index, a relatively new bibliographical approach to documentation, has now 
been received by the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library. A citation index is defined as a 
"directory of cited references where each reference is accompanied by a list of source documents which 
cite it . . . The user begins a search with a specific known paper . . . From this starting point one is 
brought forward in time to subsequent papers related to the earlier paper." 

The five initial volumes of the Science Citation Index were published as an experimental project 
which required several years for its compilation. Data from 613 journals — published in 1961 in 28 
countries — provided 102,000 source articles, which referred to 1,370,000 citations, of which 890,000 
are unique. The citations constitute the bulk of the Index, a work which is, unfortunately, difficult to 
read without a magnifying glass, owing to the reduced and tightly packed type on the pages. 

As examples of the use of the Index, the Source Article Index shows that Professor Martin Duke 
wrote an article published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, vol.66, p. 3557, 1961, having ten 
references; in the Science Citation Index proper, Dr. L. A. Pipes is listed as author of fourteen items 
published since 1946 and cited in fifteen sources in 1961. Beginning sometime this summer, the Index 
will provide a continuing current service beginning with citations in journals published in 1964. 

Librarian's Notes 

The small party in celebration of our two-millionth volume on February 20 was pleasing in many 
ways. Plato's works imbedded in restrained Aldine typography came as a gift from members of the 
faculty, alumni association, Regents, and community friends: this demonstration of various support was 
meaningful in itself. And the two volumes themselves, neatly slipped into a case made by Mr. Max 
Adjarian and marked by a bookplate printed by Mr. Will Cheney, with all their intellectual and aesthetic 
aura wonderfully symbolized the functions of printing and of libraries. 



February 28, 1964 61 

The late morning mail brought a most thoughtful capstone to the luncheon proceedings — as a gift 
from the University of California Library in Berkeley and its Librarian Donald Coney a fine copy of the 
ninth-century Arabian Albumazar's astrological work De Magnis Coniunctionihus (Ratdolt, 1489), adorned 
with delightful woodcuts and contemporary marginal glosses. Because this most welcome gift came "to 
start your third million," it nicely resolved a peculiar problem: since the Plato came in two volumes, 
how to accession it? Now, thanks to Berkeley, we know: Plato is 1 ,999,999 and 2,000,000, and Albumazar 
is, most encouragingly, number 2,000,001. 



This is an appropriate time to recognize the 350 members of the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
founded in 1951 as a group of community and campus people interested in supporting and extending the 
UCLA Library program. 

Friday evening, February 7, Dr. Robert Moes, the 1963 President, entertained the new Council 
members in his home, where, inspired by Dr. Moes's scintillating history-of-medicine collection, they 
elected officers and laid plans for 1964. The new President is Mr. Remi Nadeau, author most recently 
of California: The New Society (McKay, 1963); Vice-President, Mrs. Elmer Belt; Secretary, Mr. Jake 
Zeitlin; and Treasurer, Mr. Dwight L. Clarke. 

The spring banquet speaker at the Faculty Center on April 29 will be UCLA's Professor of English 
William Matthews who will discuss his work on a new edition of Pepys. Members and others interested 
are urged to reserve the date; tickets arrangements will be announced later. Former members, as well as 
potential members who might enjoy the programs and company of the group and might wish to join in its 
generous services in behalf of the Library, are reminded that 1964 dues are in order: $6 for Regular 
members, $25 for Associates, and $100 (or more!) for Patrons. The Friends can play a powerful part in 
assuring the next million volumes. 

R. V. 



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Volome 17. Number 9 March 13, 1964 

The Fifty Best Western Books 

The Rounce & Coffin Club's annual showing of fine bookmaking, "Western Books Exhibition, 1964," 
will be displayed in the exhibit areas of the Main Library from March 16 to April 1. Judges Garner A. 
Beckett, of the Zamorano Club, J. M. Edelstein, of the Rounce & Coffin Club, and Martin S. Mitau, of the 
Roxburghe Club, have chosen fifty books published in 1963 as the best among entries submitted by prin- 
ters and publishers of western United States and Canada. 

The books were judged primarily for their appropriate design and for their superior craftsmanship. 
The judges considered several components of the book in evaluating the design— the half-title, title, and 
contents pages, the layout of the text pages, the chapter openings, the arrangement of footnotes, and the 
index. The selection of type faces, the proper use of types, the selection of papers, the quality and 
suitability of the binding, and the quality of press work were among the technical aspects of book manu- 
facture which were weighed in making the selections. 

Thirty-five of the books in the exhibit were printed in California. Ten were products of the Ward 
Ritchie Press, of Los Angeles (Ward Ritchie is also the printer of this year's exhibit catalogue), and 
Grant Dahlstrom, of the Castle Press, in Pasadena, printed four of the books. Dawson's Book Shop, of 
Los Angeles, was the publisher of six of the winning entries, printed by William Cheney, Richard Hoffman, 
and Saul Marks. 

Many fine items in the exhibit have come, as usual, from the San Francisco Bay area. Among the 
Northern California printers and publishers represented this year are Lawton Kennedy, A. R. Tomraasini, 
Barbara Holman, the Grabhorn Press, the Lane Publishing Company, the University of California Press, 
Howell-North Books, the Book Club of California, and John Howell Books. 

Of the books printed and published outside of California, most were produced by university presses: 
the University of Oklahoma Press, with five books, is well represented this year, as it was in last year's 
exhibit. Other university press books in the Western Books Exhibition are from the University of Arizona, 
the University of Hawaii (two), the University of New Mexico (two), the University of Oregon, Washington 
State University, and the University of Washington. Southu'estem Book Trails, a Reader's Guide to the 
Heartland of New Mexico & Arizona, by Lawrence Clark Powell, was published by Horn & Wallace in Al- 
buquerque. 

On the walls of the main exhibit area will be displayed a selection of photographs by Edward Weston 
(1886-1957), one of California's great photographers. 

Photographic Exhibit is Shown in Berkeley 

"Faces That Are America,* an exhibit of photographs by Barbara Myers which was first shown last 
summer in the Biomedical Library, is now being displayed in the Student Union on the Berkeley campus. 



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An important collection of books, journals, manuscripts, rubbings, slides, and other objects has been 
given to the Oriental Library by Mr. H. T. Holtom, of San Gabriel. The collection belonged to Mr. Holtom's 
late father, Dr. Daniel Clarence Holtom (1884-1962), who was a missionary to Japan and taught there for 
many years, and who was also the author of The National Faith of japan (1938), Modem japan and Shinto 
Nationalism (1943), and many articles on Japanese philosophy and religion. Most of the books in the col- 
lection are on Oriental philosophy and religion, particularly on Shintoism and Buddhism. 

Among the non-book objects in the Holtom collection are eighty Ema, which literally means "pictures 
of horses" in Japanese. An ancient Japanese custom, it is believed, was to offer to a deity a live horse 
as a present. The practice changed with time, and now for the horse is substituted wooden tablets with 
paintings to show what the worshipers wish to pray for. These pictures are hung in Shinto shrines and 
Buddhist temples as votive offerings by persons who pray for the cure of a disease, for family well-being, 
for better fortune, for heirs, for control of temper, and so on. 

The Ema shown here are of the common kind of temperance pledge, and they show the intention of the 
worshiper to control the four habitual vices of men, gambling, drinking, smoking, and women. Each pic- 
ture has in a central position the ideogram for "heart," with a picture of a padlock superimposed upon it. 
The worshiper has found that his heart is full of evil, and he has therefore locked it, thrown away the key, 
and prayed that no more evil might get out of it. 



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In the upper central parts of the pictures are indications of the vice to be avoided: a gambling cube, 
a cask of wine, tahuku. and yujo (prostitutes). On the frames are inscriptions telling the date of the of- 
fering, the number of years for which the pledge shall be effective, and the name and age of the worshiper. 

Revised Policy on Direct Borrowing by Non-UC Foculty Members in Colifornio 

President Kerr has issued the following statement on a revised policy on library borrowing privileges 
for faculty members of accredited institutions of higher education in California, which is effective immedi- 
ately. The statement is intended to implement the provisions of the Donahoe Act, and has been devel- 
oped in cooperation with the University Library Council. The new policy removes the former limitation 
of borrowing privileges to faculty members of institutions in the "borrowing area" adjacent to a campus 
of the University of California. 

Borrowing privileges without fees are available to all faculty members, except student-faculty 
members, of all accredited institutions of higher education in California at all University of 
California libraries. Each faculty member may obtain a library card directly from the library 
he proposes to use upon presentation of a letter of identification from the head of his institu- 
tion or an officer designated by the latter. The privileges consist of in-person withdrawal of 
material for personal use, for the regular loan periods of that library (e.g., usually two or 
three weeks for books from the general collection; shorter periods or in-library use for reserve 
and reference materials) and access to the main book stack. The borrower is subject to that 
library's standard overdue fines and replacement charges. 

Clark Kerr 

Library School Appointment Is Announced 

Robert M. Hayes has been appointed to the faculty of the School of Library Service as Professor in 
Residence. Dean Powell has announced that Dr. Hayes will be charged with responsibility for teaching 
and directing research in the field of information science, with special emphasis on the analysis and 
design of information systems. 

Dr. Hayes received his Ph.D. in mathematics from UCLA in 1952, and since then has been succes- 
sively with the National Bureau of Standards, the National Cash Register Company, the Magnavox Com- 
pany, and Hughes Aircraft, specializing in the design and operation of information systems. With Joseph 
Becker he is the author of Injormatiun Storage and Relrtei'al, the standard book in the field. He conducted 
a training course for the librarians who served at the "Century 21" demonstration at the Seattle World s 
Fair. Dr. Hayes is the immediate past president of the American Documentation Institute, and is a member 
of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. 

Information science, says Dean Powell, is in its nature an interdisciplinary study, depending heavily 
upon computer technology and mathematical models as well as upon traditional librarianship. The Library 
School participates in research and development programs on the campus and in the statewide University 
library system which emphasize the new approach to the solution of information problems. Dr. Hayes 
will represent the School in these projects, an assignment for which he is singularly qualified and in which 
he has been serving the School for the past two years as a consultant and occasional lecturer. 

Miss Cox 

A daughter, Katherine Emily Cox, was born to James and Margaret Cox on February 9 at the UCLA 
Medical Center. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Durolby Hart, Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library, has been reclassified to Prin- 
cipal Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Taube Bregmart has joined the staff of the Business Administration Library as a Senior Library 
Assistant. Mrs. Bregman earned her Bachelor's degree in English at Wayne State University, in Detroit, 
where she subsequently worked for several years as a library assistant. 

Robert Bridges, newly appointed Duplicating Machine Operator in the Photographic Department, has 
been working as a printer in local offset printing firms. 

Ronald Cross, new Laboratory Helper in the Photographic Department, earned his Associate in Arts 
degree at Pierce Junior College. 

Mrs. johanne Darimavits has joined the Administrative Office staff as a Senior Typist Clerk. Mrs. 
Damnavits earned her Bachelor's degree in education at Bowling Green State University and her Master's 
degree in clinical audiology at Western Reserve University. She has served as an audiologist at Highland 
View Hospital, in Cleveland, and at the Vermont Rehabilitation Center, in Burlington. 

Martha Eszes, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, earned her 
Bachelor's degree in French at UCLA. 

Mrs. Bonnie Gardiner has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a Senior Library Assistant. 
She is a graduate of Boston University, where she majored in music. 

Mary Heying has accepted an appointment as Senior Library Assistant in the Geology Library. Miss 
Heying earned her Bachelor's degree in English at Alma College, and has taught English courses in the 
Eraser public schools for the last two years. 

William Hinds, new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, is a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Mississippi, where he worked as a student assistant in the Library. 

Mrs. Margaret Ide, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, has studied 
bacteriology at the Berkeley campus of the University. 

Airs. Doris Kirscbner, new Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences 
Library, studied liberal arts at the University of Pennsylvania and has worked in United States Array li- 
braries. 

Conway Lackman has been appointed Principal Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loans Section 
of the Reference Department. Mr. Lackman earned his Bachelor's degree in economics and history at 
Ohio Wesleyan University and his Master's in business administration at Arizona State University. 

Melvin Phillips has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant 
in the Business Administration Library. 

Mrs. Diane Pohl has been reclassified from part-time Clerk to full-time Senior Library Assistant in 
the Circulation Department. Mrs. Pohl has studied English at Valley Junior College and at UCLA. 

Elisabeth Poindexter has joined the staff as a Senior Library Assistant in the Periodicals Reading 
Room. She earned her Bachelor's degree in French at Arkansas State Teachers College and has studied 
library science at Louisiana State University. 

Shirley Rudgers has accepted a position as Librarian I in the Business Administration Library. Miss 
Rodgers earned her Bachelor's degree in English at Long Beach State College, and her Master's in library 
science at USC. She has held professional positions in the medical library at USC and as an engineering 
librarian at Hughes Aircraft. 



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Mrs. Miirilyn Ri,s<'nfchl has rejoined the Catalog Department staff as a Senior Library Assistant. 
She had previously worked as Departmental secretary for several years. 

Mrs. Marsha Ruby has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant 
in the Acquisitions Department. 

Natny Schucnhruri. who has joined the staff as Senior Library Assistant in the Technical Reports 
Center, earned her Bachelor's degree in English at the State University of New York, in Albany. She 
has worked at the Adriance Memorial Library, in Poughkeepsie, for the last three years. 

CanJc Teru'il tiller. part-tin\e (^Icrk in the Biomedical Library, has been reclassified lo tiill-time 
Senior Library Assistant. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Sara Davis, Senior Library Assistant in the Technical 
Reports Center, Christopher Lea. Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, Mrs. Sylvia 
Manoogian, Principal Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library, Georgia Pine, Senior 
Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, Marvin Schwartz, Principal Library Assistant in the Cata- 
log Department, and Cecile Singer, Principal Library Assistant in the College Library. 

Automation 

The following is taken from a memorandum by Herman H. Fussier, Chairman of the Automation Com- 
mittee of the Association of Research Libraries. 

It is now reasonably evident that major efforts will be made within the next five to ten years to intro- 
duce a very substantial degree of automation in certain important kinds of library operations and services. 
Competent engineers and scientists now believe, though not without some dissent, that the technology 
has progressed to the point where suitable equipment either exists or can be developed and that impor- 
tant benefits will result from its utilization. 

A variety of objectives are inherent in these programs, but long-range goals seem likely to center 
around the following: 1) Research libraries — or society, generally - must take steps to make the whole 
of recorded knowledge more accessible than it is now, if research and other information-dependent intel- 
lectual operations are to be at all efficient and fruitful. This is first of all a bibliographical control and 
analysis problem and secondarily a physical access problem. Existing techniques are thought to be too 
slow, too incomplete, too primitive, and disproportionately expensive to both libraries and readers, and 
it is assumed that automation may be the only technique that can ameliorate, to a significant degree, 
these difficulties. No linear expansion of existing techniques seems likely to solve the present defects 
in the system. 2) The unit costs of processing, and of other internal library operations, if continued 
manually, will tend to increase because of increasing labor costs and the fact that larger quantities of 
work do not reduce the costs of operations. Furthermore, at least some of these processes are not very 
efficient within a single library, and it is quite evident that there are gross inefficiencies in repetitious 
work among libraries, taken severally. 3) Finally, much of the automation thus far developed has been 
directed primarily toward doing, perhaps slightly better, what we are already doing; a harder look is re- 
quired at what we ought to be doing, but are not. 

Physical accessibility to relevant texts and other graphic materials may seem less urgent, but it is 
certainly of long-range significance to the efficiency of research and information processes. Automation 
may play a critical role here too, but probably only after substantial progress has been made in automa- 
tion at the bibliographical level. My and large, research libraries have responded to the physical access 
problem simply by increasing the size of their collections. 



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If these predictions and assumptions are anywhere near correct, it can then be assumed that the efforts 
to test and apply appropriate techniques of automation will have a direct or indirect impact on almost every 
aspect of the operations of most research libraries, whether or not automation techniques are found to be 
applicable and efficient. 

Publications and Activities 

Lawrence Clark Powell's latest book. The Little Package, has just been issued by the World Publish- 
ing Company ($6.50). The new collection of essays and addresses, "most of them written in the years since 
I left library administration for teaching," has sections on Librarians and Libraries, Book Collectors and 
Readers, Books and Writers, Music and Travel, Bookman in the Southwest, and On the Malibu Coast. 

Everett Moore has written, for the January issue of Library Trends, an article on "Reference Service 
in Academic and Research Libraries." 

Mr. Moore spoke on problems of censorship to the Valley chapter of the American Jewish Congress 
on February 26. 

Flora Okazaki will be one of the librarians at the American Reference Center at the New York World's 
Fair. She will go to New York in September for a short orientation course preceding her term of service. 

Mike Janusz and three accompanists presented "Music from Around the World," specializing in Eastern 
European songs, in evening performances at the Ash Grove in recent weeks. 

Charlotte Georgi spoke on February 27 to the group of businessmen enrolled in the Executive Program 
of the Graduate School of Business Administration. On March 7 Miss Georgi talked on "Library Plans and 
Projects" to the Business Administration Graduate Students Association. 

Several librarians from UCLA hold important positions this year in the California Library Association. 
Everett Moore is the 1964 President of CLA, Barbara Boyd is Chairman of the Professional Education Com- 
mittee, William Conway is Chairman of the Publications Committee, and Sherry Terzian is President of the 
Hospitals and Institutions Round Table. 

Donald V. Black, Tony Hall, and Robert M. Hayes are given credit for assistance in the Acknowledg- 
ments of Bricks and Mortarboards, A Report from Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc., on College 
Planning and Building (New York, 1964). The report refers to the UCLA Library several times in the chap- 
ter on Libraries, particularly concerning possible computer applications to library operations. 

Robert Vosper spoke on "The Shape of Libraries to Come" at a dinner meeting of the Zamorano Club 
on March 4. 

Charlotte Georgi's essay and bibliography on "Business Books of 1963" has been published in the 
Library journal of March 1. 

Dean Powell has written the Foreword for The Raymond Chandler Omnibus, which will be published 
next month by Alfred A. Knopf. The collection includes The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, The High 
Window, and The Lady in the Lake. 

Jeannette Hagan is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to attend the seminar on "Alphabetic Subject In- 
dexing," being held yesterday and today at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Library Service. 



March 13, 1964 ^9 

'America: History and Life' is Launched in Santa Barbara 

Mr. Vosper and Mr. Moore accompanied Professor Andrew Horn of the Library School to the first meet- 
ing of the California members of the Advisory Board of America: History and Life, Abstracts of the 
Periodical Literature, on February 29, at the American Bibliographical Center in Santa Barbara, headquar- 
ters for the new publication. Mr. Horn has been appointed to its Advisory Board. America is to be pub- 
lished three times a year, with two abstract numbers and one index number. Volume 1 Number 1 is sched- 
uled to appear in June 1964. The publication will concentrate on the history of North America from the 
pre-Columbian era to the present. The first volume is expected to contain 3,000 bibliographical entries 
— most of them abstracts — from American and foreign journals. 

America has been inspired by Eric H. Boehm, indefatigable entrepreneur of bibliographical publish- 
ing programs, and Editor of the well-known publication Historical Abstracts. The American Bibliographi- 
cal Center, itself newly established, will sponsor publication of America. 

Other members of the Advisory Board include Ray Allen Billington, Huntington Library; Alexander 
DeConde, UC, Santa Barbara; Frank Freidel, Harvard University; Lawrence A. Harper, UC, Berkeley; 
Clifford L. Lord, Columbia University; Dumas Malone, University of Virginia; Gerald D. McDonald, New 
York Public Library; Edmund S. Morgan, Yale University; Lawrence W. Towner, Newberry Library; Justin 
G. Turner, Los Angeles; and Oscar O. Winther, Editor, Mississippi Valley Historical Review. Eric Boehm 
will be the editorial director. 



Librarian's Notes 

In a recent Daily Bruin interview concerning a variety of University matters, there was hopeful men- 
tion of the improvement in library building efficiency that will come with the opening of the new Univer- 
sity Research Library and the remodeling of the present building into a College Library. At this point I 
think it advisable to remind the academic community that our intended use of the first unit of the Univer- 
sity Research Library, into which we will begin moving shortly after the conclusion of the spring semes- 
ter, does not assure us of anything like a full measure of building efficiency. As a matter of fact, this 
particular development will produce a new kind of inefficiency which we must endure until the completion, 
some ten years hence, of the third unit of the University Research Library. 

This disability will come from the fact that Unit I is so inadequate in size that several major aspects 
of the relevant collections and services must stay behind in the old library building until completion of 
later units of the new one. Among these will be our extensive collections of official government publica- 
tions, domestic and foreign and international, together with the public services relating thereto, the De- 
partment of Special Collections and all of its materials, the Oriental Library, and the newspaper collec- 
tions except for those which are on microfilm. Also, some pertinent blocks of the general classification 
scheme, for lack of space, must be left behind. This means that for the next few years faculty and gradu- 
ate students working in a number of fields will find significant collections in two places rather than in 
one, and it must be accepted that even a rapid underground pneumatic tube between the two buildings will 
not fully obviate the consequent inefficiency. Moreover, we will begin next fall on the first of three 
stages toward remodeling the present library building into a new kind of structure devoted generously to 
undergraduate students, and it is certainly clear that this building in the midst of the noise and confusion 
of remodeling will not be a neatly efficient mechanism. 

This difficulty assures me, and I hope it will assure the faculty, that Units II and III must be con- 
structed on schedule. Further delays are not endurable. 



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During the next few months we propose to demonstrate much more specifically and clearly to members 
of the faculty and the student body just what collections and just what services can be found in which 
building, in order insofar as possible to reduce uncertainty and confusion. 

These of course are only temporary hazards, essential to the final conversion with all the values the 
completed structures will provide. It is also true that, aside from the dislocations I mention, we expect 
the two buildings immediately to provide much more efficiency for both readers and staff than can be pro- 
vided under present conditions. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Editor: J. M. Edelstein. Cuntnbutors to thii 
issue: Juli Miller, Man-Hing Mok, Everett Moore, Helene Schimansky, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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March 26, 1964 



C. C. Pierce, Photographer 

Among the most important collections of historical photographs of Los Angeles and Southern Califor- 
nia is that assembled by Charles C. Pierce. In 1886, as a young Chicago photographer, Pierce came to 




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Los Angeles to spend the winter because of his health, and then remained here until his death in 1946. 
Soon after his arrival, Pierce and two other photographers who accompanied him began to photograph the 
town by persuading businessmen to have pictures taken of their establishments for the benefit of poster- 
ity. Pierce also took photographs of other subjects, such as the pioneers, the Indians, and the missions. 
In later years, however, he seems not to have photographed his subjects personally but contracted with 
others to do the work. 

Pierce became a collector and dealer in historical photographs of Los Angeles and the vicinity', and 
he assembled a pictorial record of most of the important civic, commercial, and social events which oc- 
curred during the half century after his arrival. The Tally-ho clubs, bicycle clubs, early automobile runs. 



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the first historic airplane meet, the building of the Los Angeles harbor, real estate alterations, and the 
development of the oil fields were represented in his photographic collection. In 1941 the Title Insurance 
and Trust Company purchased most of the C. C. Pierce Collection of Historical Photographs, including 
the negatives; the Huntington Library had previously purchased a large lot of his prints. Smaller numbers 
of his glass plates, films, and prints were dispersed among other customers. 

The Department of Special Collections has acquired the account books for 1909 to 1921 of C. C. 
Pierce's photographic shop in Los Angeles, where he sold and developed films, handled photographic sup- 
plies, and dealt in historical photographs. The large manuscript ledgers in eight volumes give a detailed 
listing of his customers and the nature of his business. 

The Library obtained, in addition to the account books, about one thousand glass plates and film 
negatives, some of which are accompanied by prints, of portraits and views taken during the early years 
of this century. Most are of Southern California scenes — Los Angeles is well represented with views of 
downtown streets, commercial and civic buildings, and residential areas. (A picture of the Southern Pa- 
cific Arcade Depot, at Fifth Street and Central Avenue, is reproduced here.) Among other Southern Cali- 
fornia subjects are photographs of downtown Santa Monica and the Palisades, Topanga Canyon, several 
oil fields, Palm Canyon, San Luis Rey Mission, and San Diego's Old Town. 

Marjorie Mardeltis 

Mrs. Marjorie S. Mardellis, who had been in charge of the Library's Slavic cataloging program for the 
past nine years, died on Tuesday, March 17, after a brief illness. She had served the University of Cali- 
fornia in different capacities since 1942, first as a reader in the German Department at Berkeley and then 
as a professional librarian on two campuses. To the enhancement of the University's Slavic collections 
she contributed her solid command of languages, her professional competence, and her ability to get a 
great deal of work done quickly and quietly. To her colleagues she gave her special personal combina- 
tion of modesty, common sense, humor, and friendly concern. She will be sorely missed. 

P. A. 

Seminar at Rutgers 

When Neal Harlow (formerly Assistant Librarian at UCLA and first Head of our Department of Special 
Collections, then Librarian of the University of British Columbia, and now Dean of the Graduate School 
of Library Service, at Rutgers) opened the Seminar on Alphabetic Subject Indexing, held at Rutgers on 
March 12 and 13, he said that the snow outside was to make his Canadian friends feel at home and to be 
a treat for his friend from California. More than two hundred librarians attended this meeting, most of them 
from special libraries of the New Jersey, New York City, and Washington, D.C., areas. 

The chief speaker was John Metcalfe, Director of the School of Librarianship at the University of New 
South Wales, and an outstanding authority on subject indexing. It seemed strange to hear him frequently 
use such abbreviations as ALSI for alphabetical indication of information, CLASI for classified subject 
indication, and COSI for coordinate subject indexing, but never LC for the Library of Congress — just 

Congress." The rest of the words he used to forward his ideas were, however, easily understood by this 
librarian, who serves in a human operation involving subject headings and is not a machine, but who also 
realizes that, if the machines take over, the preparation for "input" may well involve many of the principles 
used in alphabetic subject indexing. This means, and I quote Mr. Metcalfe, "indication of information on 
things by entering or listing items of information on them under their common usage names in a commonly 
known arrangement; for example, items of information on furniture under 'Furniture' in alphabetical order 
after 'Furnaces.'" 

J.H. 



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A Book from Baldy 

Our illustration shows the inside front cover of an asso- 
ciation item in the Department of Special Collections, signed 
by the book's hero, a member of an Alaskan sled team. The 
book is Baldy of Some, by Esther Birdsall Darling, a reprint 
edition of 1920 by the Penn Publishing Company of Philadel- 
phia. 

On the flyleaf opposite, the author adds her own dedica- 
tion: "To you, who are a dog-lover, I ask that you include in 
your affection, Baldy of Nome; and his twenty-eight sons and 
grandsons and their sturdy companions who served as faith- 
fully on the blood stained fields of Alsace as ever they served 
on the White-Trails of Alaska — with a strength and willing- 
ness that won for them the Cross of War of France. Esther 
Birdsall Darling, January 1922." 



Vesalius on Exhibit at Biomedical Library 

"In Commemoration: Andreas Vesalius, 1514-1564," the current exhibit in the Biomedical Library, 
will be displayed through May. The year 1964 is the last opportunity in this century to commemorate 
Vesalius, the founder of modem anatomy; previous efforts in 1914 and in 1943, the 400th anniversary of 
the publication of his Fabrica, were thwarted by two world wars. 

The exhibit covers the life and publications of Vesalius, with examples of the extent of anatomical 
knowledge before Vesalius and the great influence he had on later anatomists. Vesalius was the first to 
advocate the dissection of human cadavers by teachers and students rather than by barbers, and the aban- 
doning of doctrines handed down from Hippocrates and Galen if these proved incorrect on repeated per- 
sonal observation. Also on exhibit are books from the Biomedical Library and the personal collections 
of C. D. O'Malley and Robert Moes. 

Professor O'Malley, of the Department of Anatomy, was consultant for the exhibit, which was assem- 
bled by Sarah E. Rowe Jones, of the Biomedical Library reference staff, and Dennis Tani, student assist- 
ant. 



Publications Reflect Use of Clark Library 

A number of scholarly books and articles based in considerable part upon the use of materials in the 
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library have recently been published. Among works which acknowledge 
a debt to the Clark Library are William Haller's Foxe's Book of Martyrs and the Elect Xation (London: 
Jonathan Cape, 1963); Helen Addison Howard's Northwest Trail Blazers (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Prin- 
ters, 1963); Mary R. Mahl's edition of Callipaedia: A Poem in Four Books, by Claudius Quillet (Fairfield: 
Advertisers Composition Company, 1963); Earl Miner's "Some Characteristics of Dryden's Use of Metaphor,' 
in the Summer 1962 issue of Studies in English Literature, 1300-1900; Maximillian Novak's Defoe and the 
Nature of Man (London: Oxford University Press, 1963); James R. Sutherland's John Dryden; The Poet 
as Orator (Glasgow: Jackson, 1963); and Henry Purcell, 1659-1693: An Analytical Catalogue of His 
Music (London: Macmillan, 1963), as well as several articles on Purcell, by Franklin B. Zimmerman. 



74 UCLA Librarian 

007 is DDC, Says BBC 

From Broadcasting House, London, has come a letter to the Editor by BBC Librarian Robert Collison: 

I read your footnote (page 34) to the UCLA Librarian of 3rd January with great 
interest. Might I point out that James Bond's service number evidently refers to the 
Dewey Decimal Classification. The I6th edition interprets this as "Research in gen- 
eral" — it further appears to indicate that James Bond's original number was *001. There 
should of course be a reference to 024.8. 

ARL Supports Expansion of Shared Cataloging 

The Association of Research Libraries has decided to give highest priority to developing a program 
for more effective sharing of original cataloging of books. The seventy-four university and research li- 
braries which are members of the ARL add to their collections annually more than 4,750,000 volumes, and 
last year spent a total of some $18,000,000 on cataloging. The problem of bringing these books promptly 
and economically under full bibliographic control is a critical one. 

Forty-seven members of the ARL estimated that last year they found it necessary to do original cata- 
loging for an average of 46 per cent of the books acquired by them. The same libraries have reported that 
they now have more than 1,267,500 volumes in uncataloged arrearages, an increase of 160 per cent in the 
last ten years. 

A partial solution, the Association is convinced, lies in the further sharing of cataloging information 
among libraries, and thus reducing the wasteful duplication of work. That it was unnecessary and un- 
economical for every library to catalog independently each book it acquired had become apparent by the 
middle of the last century. The product of the original cataloging work done on a book could be used by 
other libraries that acquired the book, and in 1901 the Library of Congress began sharing its cataloging 
work through the sale of printed cards. Since then, the idea of shared cataloging has been expanded in 
other ways, such as the National Union Catalog in card form (begun in 1927) and the The National Union 
Catalog in book form (begun in 1956). Other means of sharing have been the distribution through the Li- 
brary of Congress of cataloging copy prepared by other libraries, centralized cataloging within regional 
systems of libraries, and the preparation and sale of printed catalog cards by commercial agencies. The 
Library of Congress has remained, however, the principal center of shared cataloging. 

The ARL has appointed a committee under the chairmanship of William S. Dix, Librarian of Princeton 
University, to collaborate with the Library of Congress, the American Library Association, and other li- 
brary agencies, in a study of various proposals for alleviating the problem, and to develop a program for 
action. Potential solutions include expansion of the principle of cooperative cataloging, financial and 
other arrangements by which the Library of Congress may be enabled to supply promptly cataloging infor- 
mation for a substantially increased number of books, the creation of an independent agency for centralized 
cataloging, and the increased use of data processing equipment. 

The ARL member institutions have hereby affirmed their determination to provide to the community 
of scholars richer collections and improved services by diverting to these purposes savings which can be 
effected by further extension of the principle of shared cataloging. A reduction of even ten or fifteen per 
cent in the number of books now being cataloged independently would, it has been estimated, release more 
than a million dollars a year in American research libraries which could be spent more productively in 
support of scholarship. 



March 26, 1964 75 

Illustrated Lecture on West Africa by Miss Mathies 

Lorraine Mathies will present a brief account, accompanied by colored slides, of some of her experi- 
ences and travels in West Africa, at a meeting of the Library Staff Association in Kinsey Hall, Room 51, 
on April 2 at 4 p.m. Miss Mathies has recently returned from a two-year appointment as College Librarian 
at the Federal Advanced Teachers College, in Lagos, Nigeria. At a later date she will describe some 
of the activities involved in the development of library services for a new institution in an underdeveloped 
country. 

New Organization of the Acquisitions Department 

The Acquisitions Department was reorganized in January into five principal sections: Service, Order 
Preparation, Order Clearing, Gifts and Exchange, and Bindery Preparations. 

The Service Section, headed by Rose Solomon, is responsible for secretarial services to the Depart- 
ment Head, William Kurth, and for general services to the entire Department, including the Mail Unit, 
which operates from the Receiving Room. 

The Order Preparation Section, which sees to the ordering of all library materials, is headed by Mar- 
garet Gustafson and her assistant, Robert Eckert. The Section receives and distributes second-hand 
booksellers' catalogues, searches and orders books selected from them, and processes bibliographies 
used in connection with blanket orders which are now in effect with most major book-producing countries. 

Mildred Badger and her assistant, Gertrud Sandmeier, are in charge of the Order Clearing Section, 
which receives the ordered books and processes the invoices for payment. This entails examining all 
materials received, to establish that they are in good condition and represent what was actually ordered. 

The Gifts and Exchange Section, which Roberta Nixon heads, receives and acknowledges receipt of 
materials donated to the Library, and establishes exchange agreements with other institutions. 

The Bindery Preparations Section, headed by Rene'e Williams, assembles and prepares materials des- 
tined for the Bindery from the various departments and branches of the Library, and sends them to the ap- 
propriate places after they are bound. 

The Administrative Assistant, Maurice Lapierre, is responsible to the Head of the Department. He 
is in charge of statistical controls, including the maintenance of allotment control, and assists in coordi- 
nating and liaison functions in the Department. 

The Departmental reorganization also permits the Library to put to full use Charlotte Spence's in- 
comparable knowledge of the history of the collections, a knowledge particularly important during this 
period of rapid growth and change. Perhaps no other staff member has such a rich background of experi- 
ence with all aspects of the flow of materials into the Library. In her new position as General Bibliogra- 
pher, Miss Spence will supplement the work of the specialist bibliographers and also give particular at- 
tention to certain fields, such as folklore and anthropology, in which she has long maintained a special 
interest. 

Five other bibliographers serve the Acquisitions Department: the African Bibliographer, Dorothy 
Harmon; the Anglo-American Bibliographer, David Esplin; the Latin American Bibliographer, William 
Woods; the Slavic Bibliographer, Alex Baer; and the Western European Bibliographer, Richard O'Brien. 
(The Hebraica and Judaica Bibliographer, Shimeon Brisman, and the Near Eastern Bibliographer, Miriam 
Lichtheim, are administratively attached to the Catalog Department, and the Medieval and Renaissance 
Bibliographer, J. M. Edelstein, is a staff member of the Department of Special Collections.) 



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Publications and Activities 

Robert Vosper has written on his autumn trip to German libraries and the Frankfurt Book Fair in an 
article, "Germany 1963," in the February issue of Hoju Volante, a quarterly publication of the Zamorano 
Club. 

Mr. Vosper was interviewed on the problems of paper deterioration for a telecast on KNXT on March 
16. 

J. M. Edelstein's tape-recorded interview of Jonathan Williams, poet and publisher of Jargon books, 
was broadcast on FM station KPFK, on March 21. 

Everett Moore spoke on the program of the American Civil Liberties Union at a meeting of the Cres- 
cent Bay Exchange Club on March 17. 

Mr. Moore joined Wolfgang Freitag, of the Undergraduate Library acquisitions program at Stanford 
University, and Myra Kolitsch, of the Morrison Library at UC Berkeley, in a panel discussion on library 
services to undergraduates, held last Saturday at the Golden Gate District meeting of the California Li- 
brary Association, on the Berkeley campus. 

Man-Hing Mok was in Washington, D.C., last weekend to attend sessions of the annual conference 
of the Association for Asian Studies, at the Hotel Mayflower, and to meet with the Committee on Ameri- 
can Library Resources on the Far East, at the Library of Congress. 

Donald Read, while he was still a member of the Reference staff of the Biomedical Library, together 
with Jean Spencer Felton, Professor of Occupational Health, and Julia P. Newman, Research Associate 
in the School of Public Health, all of UCLA, prepared a handsomely illustrated booklet just issued by 
the U.S. Public Health Service to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Man, Medicine, and \^ork: Historic 
Events in Occupational Medicine is based on an exhibit originally prepared and displayed by the Biomed- 
ical Library, and is now issued as Public Health Service Publication number 1044 (Washington, D.C.: 
U.S. Government Printing Office, $.40). 

Sarah Jones has published, in collaboration with J. F. Hope-Simpson and M. J. Ricketts, an article 
on "Plant Communities on Shapwick Heath, Somerset," in volume 30, number 4 of the Proceedings of the 
Bristol Naturalists' Society. 

Frances Clarke Sayers has been granted the California Librarian Award for her article, "Summoned 
by Books," chosen as the best contribution published in the California Librarian in 1963. 

Marvin Harden and Burton Fredericksen have exhibitions of their art work scheduled for showing at 
the Ceeje Gallery, on North La Cienega Boulevard. Drawings by Mr. Harden are being exhibited this 
month, and Mr. Fredericksen's paintings will be displayed from April 6 to May 2. 

James Cox spoke on developments in library automation at UCLA, on March 18 at the IBM Customer 
Executive Program on "Data Processing for Executives" conducted at San Jose by the firm's University 
and College Operating Systems Division. 

Mr. Vosper was in Davis the early part of this week as a participant in the All-University Faculty 
Conference and as a member of its Editorial Committee. 

Harry Williams will speak on "Administrative Procedures of a Photographic Service" on April 3 at 
the national conference of the University Photographers Association, at Harvard University. 



March 26, 1964 77 



CLA Southern District at Riverside 

The principal speaker at the Southern District meeting of the California Library Association on Satur- 
day, April 11, will be Thomas P. Jenkin, Dean of the College of Letters and Science on the UC Riverside 
campus, formerly Professor of Political Science at UCLA. His subject is "Public Libraries in Public 
Education." The meeting will be held on the Riverside campus. 

On another program at the meeting, four librarians engaged in intensive collection building in librar- 
ies representing four stages of development (from "nothing" to "quite a bit," as it were) will compare 
notes: John E. Smith, University Librarian on the UC Irvine campus; Arthur E. Nelson, Librarian of 
California State College at San Bernardino; Albert C. Lake, City Librarian of Riverside; and Edwin T. 
Coman, Jr., University Librarian on the Riverside campus. 

Detailed announcements for all CLA Southern District members will be in the mail soon. 

Visitors 

Kiyoaki Nakao, of the School of Education, Waseda University, in Tokyo, visited the Department of 
Special Collections on February 26. 

H. Gordon Bechanan, Assistant Director of the Harvard University Libraries, visited the Library on 
February 26 and 27, when he came to Los Angeles to interview students in the School of Library Service 
(which he described as "a phoenix rising from the smog"). 

John E. Smith, University Librarian at the UC Irvine campus, and Marjorie Reeves, Robert E. Thorna- 
son, and Edwin W. Tomlinson, members of his staff, visited the Library on March 6. 

Wolfgang Freitag, Chief Librarian for Undergraduate Book Selection, at Stanford University Library, 
visited the Main Library and the College Library on March 13. He discussed undergraduate services with 
Miss Jones and looked in on the University Research Library. 

Theodore Gould, Assistant Librarian on the Davis campus of the University, visited the public serv- 
ice departments of the Library and the School of Library Service on March 16 and 17. 

Branko Kesic, Dean of the School of Public Health, of the Skola Andrija Stampar, in Zagreb, Yugo- 
slavia, visited the Library on March 19. He and Mrs. Markic were guests of Mr. Vosper at luncheon. 

Douglas Mclnnes, of the Biomedical Library at the University of British Columbia, has been observ- 
ing procedures at the UCLA Biomedical Library during the last two weeks. 

Librarian's Notes 

A handsome and informative report. Bricks and Mortarboards, just issued by the Ford Foundation- 
financed Educational Facilities Laboratory, contains a perceptive section on libraries in higher educa- 
tion, as well as others on classrooms, laboratories, and dormitories. Particular attention is given to 
changing patterns in library building style and the urgent need for more buildings, and to the impact of 
computers and information science. UCLA's Donald Black and Professor Robert Hayes are quoted ex- 
tensively in the latter section, and the story of our four lost catalog drawers is reported with interest. 
The report concludes that, "for the foreseeable future the campus library, with all its primitive faults, 
will remain a vital part of our intellectual landscape. We need the know-how, money, and courage to 
make it just as good as is humanly possible." 



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I took some pleasure in the fact that the style of our new University Research Library is in tune with 
the best of recent patterns which emphasize such humane values as privacy and individual difference, 
comfort and attractiveness, variety and change of pace. 



At its March 17 meeting, the Library Committee of the Academic Senate gave considerable attention 
to a variety of public service matters that require special definition when the University Research Library 
opens as a facility devoted especially to graduate students and faculty, thus allowing the present build- 
ing, as it is gradually remodeled, to serve particularly the needs of undergraduates (at which point it will 
be called the College Library Building). It was agreed, for example, that, in the beginning at least, fairly 
liberal arrangements will be continued for the special admission of certain undergraduates to the Research 
Library stack (i.e., Honors students, certain 199 classes, etc.) because of the salutary effect this oppor- 
tunity will have on intellectually vigorous students. 

However, in order to assure that the College Library may be an effective instructional service for 
undergraduates, faculty members will not be allowed more liberal rules for the use of College Library 
books than apply to students. 

On the other hand, in order to make the Research Library a more useful research instrument, stricter 
faculty loan privileges will be instituted in the fall semester. These regulations take account of the fact 
that reading facilities in the new stack will be superior, that xerox copying equipment will be readily 
available, and that with our tremendous population of users it is no longer just to allow a few thoughtless 
persons to withhold books for undue periods of time. Therefore, a firm pattern for enforcing faculty loan 
regulations will be instituted in order to assure the prompt return of recalled books. 

It is interesting to note that until recently, at Harvard as at UCLA, there had been no time limit on 
faculty loans. A definite limitation has now been instituted at Harvard, and a book cannot now be renewed, 
but must be brought in and re-charged if a faculty member wishes to retain it. Professor Paul H. Buck, 
Director of the Harvard University Library, concludes in his 1962/63 Report: "The reform may be regarded 
as a very mild one in view of the growth of the University and the great increase in use of the central re- 
search collection. Many segments of the collection used to be of interest only to a single professor and 
perhaps two or three of his advanced students, but very few areas of knowledge are still private domains 
of this sort. If it is worth while to maintain a vast classified collection on shelves freely open to schol- 
ars, surely it is reasonable to adopt regulations that will not encourage those who use it to create great 
needless gaps in that collection by abusing their borrowing privileges." 

R. V. 

Pepys at the Clark 

The hundred guests gathered last Saturday at the Clark Library heard a virtuoso account by Profes- 
sor William Matthews of his re-editing of the Pepys Diary. A morning paper, "The Problems," was followed 
after a buffet luncheon by "The Rewards," both composed and delivered with the utmost sensitivity to the 
power and nuances of the speaker's Anglo-American tongue. As Director Powell said in closing the meet- 
ing, "the great diarist has at last found his great editor." 

Professor Matthews first sketched the history of the Diary, left with Pepys's library of books and 
documents to Magdalene College, Cambridge, through the earlier transcriptions by John Smith and Mynors 
Bright and the editions of Lord Braybrooke and Henry Wheatley; and then indicated his problems of the 



March 26, 1964 79 



past rwo years in dealing with Pepys's shorthand, the lingua franca and foreign pig latin in which he 
wrote about his indiscretions, and other ambiguities. Slides enlarged from the editor's xerox copy of the 
Diary illuminated Professor Matthews' presentation and sometimes brought gasps and then delighted 
laughter from the audience. 

High virtuosity was displayed in the complete change of style and tone brought by the speaker to the 
afternoon's paper, which was a search for Pepys's motives as a diarist and an evaluation of his achieve- 
ment as a creative artist. No fine careless rapture is the Diary, Professor Matthews is the first critic 
to observe, but a studied work of art for which intermediate drafts were employed. 

Publication of the complete and definitive text, as edited and introduced by Professor Matthews, 
will be in eleven volumes by G. Bell and Sons, hopefully in 1966. The Clark Library will be the recip- 
ient of the xerox copy used by Professor Matthews to add to its collection of printed and manuscript 
Pepysiana, all of which was on display for Saturday's gathering. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Editor: J. M. Edelstein. Contributors to this 
issue: Page Ackerman, Louise Darling, Jeannette Hagan, Ralph Johnson, William Kurth, Everett Moore, 
Lawrence Clark Powell, Helene Schimansky, Wilbur Smith, Jean Tuckerman, Robert Vosper, Gloria 
Werner. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 



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Volume 17, Number 11 



April 10, 1964 



A Week for Libraries 

The week of April 12 to 18 is National Library Week, which stresses, this year, the role of the na- 
tion's college and university libraries. Special attention will be drawn not only to the vital function of 

libraries in our educational scheme but to the immediate necessity for 
developing better libraries in our prodigiously expanding universities, 
colleges, and junior colleges, if their educational programs are to have 
real substance. 



READIN G 
IS THE 

KEY 




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NATIONAL UBRAKY WEEK APRIL 12 laiQol 



The problems posed in California are perhaps the greatest of any 
state, and they call for the boldest of efforts to provide good library fa- 
cilities for every citizen and for all the students in our institutions of 
higher education in this constantly growing part of the country. 

We might remind ourselves during National Library Week, therefore, 
that the well-being of our academic libraries is dependent on the health 
of all our libraries — the public libraries, the school libraries, and those 
increasingly important industrial, scientific, business, professional, and 
governmental libraries we call 'special.' Here in Southern California we 
are aware of the need for greater cooperation among libraries of all kinds 
if our complex needs for books are to be met. 



Shakespeare Quadricentennial Exhibit 

The Library is showing, as part of the Shakespeare Quadricentennial observances, an exhibit of 
Shakespeare in print and in production. Examples of Shakespeare's works published from the seventeenth 
to the twentieth centuries are shown, including a selection of works translated into foreign languages. 

Shakespeare in production, for both theater and film, is illustrated with prompt books, scenery designs, 
posters, programs, and pictures. Among them are prompt books, pictures, and memorabilia belonging to 
the noted Shakespearean actress, Ellen Terry; sketches and designs for Hamlet and Macbeth by her son, 
the designer Gordon Craig; Shakespearean prompt books belonging to the actor Frederick B. Warde; and 
prompt books for some of John Houseman's Shakespearean productions at Stratford, Connecticut. 

On the walls of the exhibit area are twelve engravings of characters from Shakespeare by John Morti- 
mer, eighteenth-century English artist, loaned by the UCLA Art Department. Also on display are calli- 
graphic renderings of poems and speeches from Shakespeare by W. B. Wollman, of Los Angeles. The ex- 
hibit may be seen in the Main Library until May 4. 



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Upward Still and Onward 

The 1964 Spring Recess brought a noteworthy increase in activity at the Library's Main Loan Desk, 
as compared with the Spring Recess of 1963. A total of 11,693 volumes were circulated to borrowers from 
March 21 to 28 this year, a gain of 12.1 per cent over the 10,435 volumes circulated from April 6 to 13 
last year. Each hour, during the 1963 Recess, an average of 171 volumes were circulated; the rate for 
1964 was 192 volumes per hour. 

The most active category of borrower this year during the Recess was that of the UCLA graduate 
students, who borrowed 27.5 per cent of the circulation total, closely followed by UCLA undergraduates, 
who borrowed 27 per cent. Off-campus borrowers charged out 2,830 volumes in the 1964 Spring Recess, 
24.2 per cent of the total; 2,379 volumes, or 22.8 per cent, had been charged to off-campus borrowers dur- 
ing the comparable period last year. 

From other campuses of the University, 249 students — 188 from Berkeley, 38 from Santa Barbara, 19 
from Riverside, 4 from Davis — registered for cards and borrowed 581 volumes during the week of Recess 
last month (no comparable registration figure is available for previous years). This figure does not in- 
clude graduate students from Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Barbara, who may regularly charge books 
out on their graduate registration cards. Total volumes circulated to other UC students, including these 
graduates, was 665, or 5.7 per cent of the over-all circulation. 

Life in Nigeria 

Lorraine Mathies, who has recently returned from a two-year tour of duty as Librarian of the Federal 
Advanced Teachers College, in Lagos, Nigeria, has planned to report to staff members in two sessions 
on the challenging problems of establishing a library in a newly independent but underdeveloped country. 
The first part of her presentation was given on April 2 as a program of the Staff Association and was 
largely devoted to cblored slides of scenes in Kano and Lagos, providing general background information 
on the geography, economy, artistic culture, ethnic groupings, social customs, and general living condi- 
tions of Nigeria. The Staff Association will present the second part of her report in a future meeting. 

Visitors 

Henry Miller Madden, Librarian of Fresno State College and Editor of the California Librarian, vis- 
ited the Library on March 18. 

Gisela Morgner, from the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies, visited the Department of Special 
Collections on March 24. 

Ryotaro Kato, Director of the Nagoya Universi ty Library and Chairman of the English Department, 
and Mutsuo Takahashi, Director of the Osaka Gakugei (Liberal Arts) University Library and Professor 
of Mathematics, visited the Library on March 25. They have been delegated by the Japanese Ministry of 
Education, from among the directors of national university libraries in Japan, to visit libraries in the 
United States and Europe to study some of the ways in which our libraries are attempting to improve serv- 
ices to students and teaching staffs and to coordinate the functions of departmental libraries. Professor 
Earl Miner, who had lectured last year in Professor Kato's university, joined Miss Ackerman and Mr. 
Moore in entertaining the visitors for lunch. 

Thomas Gillies, Visiting Assistant Professor of Librarianship at the University of Washington, on 
leave from the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, visited the Library on March 26. 

Members of the Rounce & Coffin Club visited the Library on March 31 to see the exhibit of "Western 
Books" which was assembled under R & C sponsorship. 



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UCLA Sends Books to Soochow University 

The Soochow University Library, in Taipei, Taiwan, has received during the past year more than a 
thousand volumes which are duplicates of books already in the UCLA Library collections. Soochow Uni- 
versity is one of several academic institu- 
tions that moved to Taiwan with the fall of 
the Nationalist government on mainland 
China, and its Library now has pressing 
needs to build its collections of English 
language books in all fields of learning. 
Among several photographs recently received 
from Soochow is the one reproduced here, 
showing the Library staff members as they 
check the books contributed by UCLA. 

Mr. Edward Yang, Administrative Sec- 
retary to the President of Soochow Univer- 
sity, has aided in selecting the volumes 
most needed by the Library. UCLA Profes- 
sors Ralph Cassady, of the Bureau of Busi- 
ness and Economic Research, and Edward 
Rada, of the School of Public Health, who 

have recently visited Soochow University, have played an important part in interpreting the Library's 

needs and in encouraging our response. 

Mr. \'osper. Miss Ackerman, Mr. Kurth, Mr. Hymen, and Mrs. Mok were among the guests from UCLA 
honored on February 28 at a tea at the International Student Center, given by Soochow University person- 
nel to thank those who have worked on the project. 

Professor O'Malley's Catalogue of the Benjamin Medical History Collection 

"The Benjamin Collection has not hitherto been widely known except to those scholars who have had 
access to it and to such booksellers as provided its treasures," writes Dr. C. D. O'Malley, of the Division 
of Medical History, in his newly compiled catalogue of the John A. Benjamin Collection of Medical His- 
tory, "but it will be readily apparent to anyone who glances over the list of authors and titles that it rep- 
resents one of the most significant of private collections of medical works. It will also be obvious that 
the collector had a special interest in the history of urology, and he has assuredly brought together one 
of the finest libraries in that specialized field of medicine. Although this special interest predominates, 
clearly Dr. Benjamin has also been interested in the whole field of the history of medicine and even be- 
yond into that of mathematics and astronomy. Names such as Vesalius, Harvey, Euclid, Copernicus, and 
Kepler amply prove this." 

Dr. O'Malley's list of 726 manuscripts and books from the Benjamin gift has just been published by 
the UCLA Library as the Catalogue of the Medical History Collection presented to UCLA by Dr. and Mrs. 
John A. Benjamin, in honor of Bennet M. Allen and Boris Krichesky. The 56-page booklet will be sold 
at Room 235A, UCLA Library, Los Angeles, California 90024, for $1.00, plus 4 per cent tax for Califor- 
nia purchasers. (Checks should be made payable to The Regents of the University of California.) 



ABAA Members are Guests of Chancellor and Mrs. Murphy 

Chancellor and Mrs. Franklin Murphy are hosts this evening at a dinner party for Southern California 
antiquarian booksellers and their wives. The dinner at the Chancellor's residence has been arranged with 
the members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America to honor the Librar)''s acquisition of 
its two-millionth book and to celebrate the nearly completed University Research Library. 



84 UCLA Librarian 



Personnel Notes 

Starr Carlson has been newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department. Miss 
Carlson has worked for several years as a library aid in the Los Angeles County Public Library system. 

Mrs. Naomi Clifford, Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, 
has been promoted to Principal Library Assistant in the College Library. 

Mrs. Marjorie Convery, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, worked 
last year as a clerk in the Long Beach Public Library. She has studied English and art at Youngstown 
University, in Ohio, and at Long Beach City College. 

Mrs. Olga Jensen, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, has been reclassified as 
Principal Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Beverly Johnson has accepted an appointment as Librarian I in the Acquisitions Department, 
where she will work on the program of obtaining materials on Latin American studies. Mrs. Johnson 
earned her Bachelor's degree in English at the University of Alaska, and her Master's in library service 
at UCLA. 

Ronald Kirkpatrick, Photographer in the Photographic Department, has been reclassified as Senior 
Photographer. 

Resignations have been received from Roger Bennett, Programmer II in the Biomedical Library, 
Margaret Gustafson, Librarian II in the Acquisitions Department, and Mrs. Ansa Treanor, Senior Typist 
Clerk in the Librarian's Office. 

Recorder Concert at the Clark Library 

A hundred members and friends of the Recorder Society of Southern California met for a concert on 
die evening of March 6 in the drawing room of the Clark Library. The paneled walls and carved ceiling 
echoed to the melodies of their recorders as they played appropriate baroque music under the direction 
of Miss Gloria Ramsey and guest conductor Hans Lampl. During the intermission, Mr. Conway spoke 
briefly on the history of the Library and its collections, and the guests viewed the exhibit of rare Shake- 
speare materials. 

Publications and Activities 

James Mink is credited with three photographs of the Temescal Tin Mines, in Riverside County, which 
are reproduced in an article, "Lords and Tin," by Dr. Ray Lindgren, in volume 10 of the Brand Book of 
The Westerners, Los Angeles Corral. Mr. Mink's pictures were taken in 1955 and may be the last to be 
made showing the old mine works, since the area is now flooded by the enlargement of Lake Mathews. 

Two papers presented at a symposium on "Automata and Simulated Life as a Central Theme in the 
History of Science" at the Clark Library in January 1963 have now been published in Technology and 
Culture, Volume V, Number 1. They are "Automata and the Origins of Mechanism and Mechanistic Philoso- 
phy," by Derek J. de Solla Price, Professor of the History of Science at Yale University, and "The Role 
of Automata in the History of Technology," by Silvio A. Bedini, Curator of the Division of Mechanical and 
Civil Engineering of the Smithsonian Institution. 

Gordon Stone accompanied soprano Barbara Patton in the Tuesday Noon Concert on March 31 in 
Schoenberg Hall Auditorium. The program consisted of the complete song cycle, "Poeme de I'amour et 
de la mer," by Ernest Chausson, rarely heard in its entirety, and songs on Shakespeare texts by Mario 
Castelnuovo-Tedesco. 



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Papers of Henry Stevens, Bookseller 

Acquisition of the papers of Henry Stevens of Vennont, the self-styled Green Mountain Boy who emi- 
grated to London in the 1840' s, and during the next generation became a famous antiquarian bookseller, 
adds to the UCLA Library's importance for the study of Anglo-American booksellers and their role in de- 
veloping American research libraries. The Stevens papers form a massive complement to the Ellis ar- 
chives acquired in 1951. 

The chain of events that brought the Henry Stevens papers to Westwood goes back to 1950 when the 
writer of this bote was in England on sabbatical leave, collecting research material for UCLA and com- 
mencing a study of the antiquarian book trade. He was led inevitably to the Vermonter whose firm con- 
tinued as Henry Stivens' Son and Stiles, and when he found that another American librarian, Wyman W. 
Parker, then head of the University of Cincinnati Library, was already engaged on a biography of Stevens, 
he set to frying other fish. (Editor's note: This spring has finally seen publication of Parker's biogra- 
phy of Stevens; LCP's review of it will appear in the New York Times Book Review during National Li- 
brary Week.) 

Years later, when Parker was advising Henry Stevens' Son and Stiles on the disposition of the fam- 
ily archives, he remembered UCLA's interest, and soon thereafter the papers reached their final home in 
the Department of Special Collections. Although they were drawn upon by Parker for his biography, the 
Stevens papers represent a rich store of untapped material for various nineteenth-century studies in bib- 
liography, bookselling, and librarianship. 

In addition to his role in helping build the John Carter Brown, the Lenox, the Congressional, and 
other libraries of primary Americana, Henry Stevens was involved in the development of British librarian- 
ship. As a collector of Americana for the British Museum, and with Edwards, Panizzi, Bradshaw, and 
others a founding member of the Library Association, he was closely associated with Sir Anthony Panizzi. 
His papers include the materials he gathered to write a continuation of Fagan's life of the great Italian 
who raised the British Museum Library to eminence. 

In the collection are thousands of pages of letters, manuscripts, notes, business records, and letter- 
press copies of outgoing correspondence over a forty-year period, offering primary resources to graduate 
students in several fields, including librarianship. Stevens was a pioneer in the field of photo-bibliog- 
raphy, a precursor of UCLA's "brief-listing." 

In recounting Henry Stevens' contributions to librarianship, Wyman Parker adds, "His greatest serv- 
ices to scholarship were the transfer of rare books from Europe to America and the supplying of English 
libraries with large numbers of American books. . . Not only was he zealous in searching out and plac- 
ing the earliest accounts of voyages and tracts about America, but he likewise promoted the American 
purchase of the rarest books such as the Bay Psalm Book, the Gutenberg Bible, and Shakespeare folios 
and quartos. . . Such great collections as the Morgan, the Folger, and the Huntington have been assem- 
bled in continuance of the great tradition begun by James Lenox and John Carter Brown, who were so 
materially aided by that great bibliographical entrepreneur, Henry Stevens." 

In 1864 Henry Stevens' younger brother founded his own book export firm in London, which flourishes 
to this year of its centenary as B. F. Stevens and Brown, Ltd. While in London last year the present 
writer persuaded the directors of this company, which has long and faithfully served UCLA and other 
American libraries, to add their historical records to the growing UCLA archives. Unfortunately, some- 
one long years ago had a passion for housecleaning, and its records are no match for those of the senior 
firm. 

L.C.P. 



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TWO APPROACHES 

It so happened that two major programs for the advancement of information science were announced, 
in two widely separated parts of the world, in December, 1963. One, in East Germany, was announced 
in Nachrichten fur Dokumentation, as follows: 

A Government decree has been issued on 8th August 1963 reorganizing the science infor- 
mation and documentation systems. Over-all responsibility has been given to the Head of the 
State Planning Committee. Government agencies have been made responsible for the documen- 
tation and information activity in their respective fields. 

The decree provides for the creation, by 1 October 1963, of a Zentralinstitut fur Doku- 
mentation, subordinated to the State Planning Committee. The Institute is successor to the 
Institut fur Dokumentation der Deutschen Akademie der Wissenschaften. The decree further- 
more instructs the State Secretary for Higher and Technical Education to take steps to pro- 
vide students at technical universities and colleges with adequate knowledge of the documen- 
tation and information field. 

The other announcement, which appeared in Library journal, is more familiar to us in this part of the 
world: 

A statewide Institute for Library Research has recently been created by the University 
of California. Purpose of the Institute will be to bring interdisciplinary efforts to bear on 
fundamental problems concerned with the economics and sociology of library service, with 
information science and other automated library activities, and with other matters basic to 
research library development. 

The two announcements appeared in striking juxtaposition in the 15 February 1964 issue of the FID 
News Bulletin, published in The Hague by the General Secretariat of the International Federation for Docu- 
mentation. 

Magpie Menu 

Magpies Roberta Nixon and Margaret Gustafson published late last month — just before the latter re- 
signed her Library position to move to Hawaii — another little book, The Magpie Press Typographical 
Cookbook, in an edition of 100 copies printed on a table model Albion hand press. The book has a one- 
paragraph Introduction by Dean Powell, and recipes by staff members of the Library and the Library 
School: Bourbon & Water (James Davis), Mock Escargot (Robert Eckert), Potage Bibliothecaire (Jean 
Tuckerman), Salsa Gorgonzola (Marsha Ruby), Shrimp Stroganoff (Connie Bullock), Egg Ring Mold (Eliza- 
beth Eisenbach), Pears in Chocolate Sauce (Marcia Endore), Pecan Balls (Andrew H. Horn), and Open 
Pot Coffee (Roberta Nixon). 

Dinner Meeting of Friends of the Library 

Professor William Matthews, of the Department of English, will speak on "The Genius of the Com- 
monplace: A Chat on Samuel Pepys," at the Spring dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
on Wednesday, April 29, at the Faculty Center. The dinner at 7 p.m. will be preceded by a social hour 
at 6 p.m. Reservations for the dinner, at $3.75, should be sent to Miss Roberta Nixon, Library Room 
132, by April 22. All staff members and other friends of the Library are invited to attend. 

Professor Matthews is engaged in re-editing the Pepys Diary, having been authorized by Magdalene 
College of Cambridge, where the shorthand manuscript is kept, to undertake the project. He has recently 
returned from a two-year stay in Cambridge, during which he coped with the problems of Pepys's short- 
hand and other ambiguities. The complete text of the Matthews edition of the Diary will be published 
two or three years hence in eleven volumes. 



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Buddhist Priests Visit the Library 

The congregations of the Buddhist Church Federation of Los Angeles have for the sixth year made 
generous contributions of funds to the University for the support of the Oriental Library's growing collec- 
tion of books relating to Buddhistic studies. Eight priests of the local Buddhist churches were our guests 
on April 1 at a luncheon at the Faculty Center, at which time Mr. Vosper, Mrs. Mok, and Professor Ensho 
Ashikaga, Chairman of the Department of Oriental Languages, expressed the University's gratitude to 
the Federation and its members. The guests then visited the Oriental Library where examples of books 
on Buddhist art and early manuscript and modem printed versions of the Tripitaka, purchased with funds 
given by the Federation, were on display. 

The visiting priests were Bishop Kosai Osada, of the Long Beach Buddhist Church, Bishops Horyu 
Ito, of Higashi Hongwanji, Ryuei Masuoka, of Nishi Hongwanji Betsuin, Reikai Nozaki, of Jodoshu Tem- 
ple, Seitsu Takahashi, of Koyasan Temple, Enryo Unno, of Senshin Church, and Reirin Yamada, of Zen- 
shuji, all of Los Angeles, and the Reverend Mr. Y. Fujiwara, of Nichirenshu Temple, also of Los Angeles. 
Miss Ackerman, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Zumwinkle, of the Library staff, and Robert English, of the Office of 
Public Information, joined Mr. Vosper, Mrs. Mok, and Professor Ashikaga as hosts. Father Heinrich 
Busch and Father Gerhard Schreiber, of the Department of Oriental Languages, the editors of Monumenta 
Serica, were also special guests. 

Pop Decorating 

The best reason for integrating books and decorative accessories is the picture shown here 
[but not here] . The challenge of transforming "just another set of bookshelves" into an ex- 
citing showcase was met by merely changing the bookends. After replacing the ordinary kind 
with unique conversation pieces (things you'd love to collect if only you knew what to do with 
them) we found they accomplished even more than we had intended. By creating space they 
automatically ordered our books into organized groups, with a "find it at a glance" result. 

Books in themselves are highly decorative and a dominant factor in the education and 
entertainment of almost everyone. Yet in many homes they are relegated to bedrooms, closed 
storage cabinets and even stored away in basements and garages. By dressing up bookshelves 
with attractive accessories and bringing them out into the living areas of the home, you'll find 
they impart a warmth and a vitality few other things can. (From the Los Angeles Times Home 
Magazine section, March 29.) 

Bookmen on the Book Trade 

Two aspects of the book trade, out-of-print and new, will be discussed by Jake Zeitlin, of Zeitlin 
& Ver Brugge, and Tom Martin, of Richard Abel & Company, at 8 p.m., Monday, April 13, at the Echo 
Park Recreation Center, 1632 Bellevue, Los Angeles. The meeting will be presented by the Library 
Lectures Committee, in cooperation with the library schools at Immaculate Heart College, USC, and 
UCLA. Librarians and library school students are particularly invited, and admission is free. 

Another Library Periodical 'Gets Good Printing Religion' 

Add another handsomely redesigned library periodical (see UCLA Librarian. January 17, 1964): 
Catholic Library World. The new design, adopted with the March issue, ie the work of Joseph P. Ascherl, 
an artist on the staff of Liturgical Arts. It employs a new "CLA" colophon in a chaste typographic lay- 
out on both cover and title page. The typgraphical design of the body of the periodical is in restrained 
good taste, but with a lively feeling throughout. 



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Second Staff Luncheon 

Library staff members are invited to a second "no-host" luncheon in the Faculty Center, Dining Room C, 
at noon on Wednesday, April 15. Special guests will be Dr. Ljerka Markic, from Yugoslavia, who is serving 
as Slavic Bibliographer in the Biomedical Library; Mrs. Sarah Rowe-Jones, from England, who has a one-year 
appointment as director of exhibits and Reference Librarian in the Biomedical Library; and Miss Ana Guerra, 
who is also on a temporary appointment, working with the Latin American exchange program in the Gifts and 
Exchange Section. Advance reservations must be made with Mrs. Mary Morrison, in the Librarian's Office; 
cost for the luncheon is $1.75. 

Wiere's UC? 

A problem in abbreviational nomenclature arose at the Main Loan Desk during the Spring Recess Rush 
for Books. One of our non-UCLA visiting students indicated on his call card that his campus was "UC." 
"Is that 'UCB'.'" he was asked. "No, just UC." "We'd like to indicate more exactly which campus, you know. 
Like UCR, UCD, UCSB. May I write down UCB?" "If you think I'm from UC, Bordeaux, you're mistaken," 
was the reply. "I'm from UC" Issue closed. Statistics will show: no visitors from UCBLordeaux] , several 
(see report elsewhere, this issue) from UC [Berkeley]. 

Wishing Pictures 

Kobo and the Wishing Pictures: A Story from Japan, by the late Dorothy W. Baruch, a gaily colorful chil- 
dren' s book just published by the Tuttle Company, of Rutland, Vt., and Tokyo, came as a happy surprise by 
post the other day. It seems that "wishing pictures" are brightly painted wooden plaques, showing animals, 
flowers, ships, actors, fishes, and so on, placed on the walls of Japanese shrines to symbolize the hopes of 
worshipers, and thus are a form of Ema, as described and illustrated in our issue of March 13. The author's 
husband. Dr. Hyman Miller, Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine, kindly sent us the copy 
of Kobo after reading the brief account in the Librarian. 

Librarian's Notes 

The research library community of California has been singularly fortunate in a succession of recent ap- 
pointments to major positions. Within the University of California system we have been enriched by the com- 
ing of Raynard Swank to the deanship of Berkeley's School of Librarianship, and of Donald T. Clark and John 
E. Smith to the librarianship of the newest campuses, at Santa Cruz and Irvine. 

Last fall Harald Ostvold, formerly chief of the great New York Public Library Reference Department, be- 
came Director of Libraries at Cal Tech. This strong appointment assures good things for the scientific re- 
sources of the Los Angeles area. i 

Most recently it has been announced that Rutherford D. Rogers, at present Deputy Librarian of Congress, 
will become Stanford's Director of Libraries. His rich experience on the national and international scene will 
bring wonderful support to scholarship in California. He comes at a time when Stanford proposes to enhance 
its library program sharply, with promise, among other things, of an early start on construction of a new five- 
million-dollar undergraduate library. 

R. V. 1 



UCLA Librarian is is&ued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Editor: J. M. Edelstein. Contributors to this issue: Page 
Ackerman, William Conway, James Cox, Leonard Hymen, Juli Miller, Everett Moore, Lawrence Clark Powell, 
Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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Mr. Emboden, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, Mr. Zeuschner, Miss Hoffberg. 
(Picture by Library Photographic Department.) 



Book Collection Contest Winners Are Announced 

Winners of the sixteenth annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest were announced 
by Philip Dunne at a luncheon in the Faculty Center on April 10. First prize was awarded to William A. 
Emboden, Jr., a graduate student in botany and plant biochemistry, for his collection of first editions of 
Gertrude Stein. Judith A. Hoffberg, a member of the 1964 class of the School of Library Service, was 
given second prize for her collection of books on St. Francis. Robert Zeuschner's "Early Science Fic- 
tion of Edgar Rice Burroughs: From Early Pulp Magazines to Modern Paperbacks" earned him the third 
prize. The winning collections will be exhibited in the Library at a later date. 

Judges for this year's contest were Mr. Dunne, author of Mr. Dooley Remembers; Charles Gullans, 
.Assistant Professor of English and author of Arrivals and Departures; and Page Smith, Professor of His- 
tory and author of John Adams. .\ larger number of collections were submitted this year, since for the 
first time graduate students were permitted to enter the contest. 

Guests at the luncheon were Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Campbell, .Mrs. Dorothy Campbell, the contest 
judges, the twelve contestants, Robert English, of the Office of Public Information. Miss Ackerman, Mr. 
Moore, and members of the contest committee, Jean Maupin, Robert Eckert, and James Davis. 



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Gordon Roy, Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecturer 

Gordon N. Ray, President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, of New York, will 
present the 1964 Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture on Bibliography on Monday, May 4, at 8 p.m., in Room 147 
Economics Building. He will speak on "Bibliographical Resources for the Study of Nineteenth-Century 
English Fiction." It will be the fourth annual lecture in the series presented by the School of Library 
Service. There is no admission charge and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

Dr. Ray, formerly Professor of English, Provost, and Vice President of the University of Illinois, 
is a distinguished scholar noted for such works as his edition of The Letters and Private Papers of William 
Makepeace Thackeray (four volumes, 1946), The Buried Life: A Study of the Relation Between Thackeray's 
Fiction and His Personal History (1952), Thackeray: The Uses of Adversity and The Age of Wisdom (two 
volumes, 1955-1958), and Henry James and H. G. Wells (1958). His particular field of interest is Victorian 
fiction, of which he has a great private collection. 

Churchillian Evening at the Murphys 

Chancellor and Mrs. Franklin Murphy took the occasion of their dinner party on April 10 for Southern 
California chapter members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America to present to the Li- 
brary their collection of first editions of the writings of Sir Winston Churchill. The gift. Chancellor Mur- 
phy said, celebrated the Library's attainment of two million volumes and Sir Winston's reaching his nine- 
tieth year. 

Glen Dawson, on behalf of the ABAA members, then presented Chancellor and Mrs. Murphy with a 
Churchill book not in their collection — it had just been printed for this occasion. Copies of Winston 
Spencer Churchill's Speech of June 4th, 1940, printed in a miniature edition measuring 1 by 1 3/8 inches 
by Will Cheney at the Press in the Gatehouse, and bound in full red morocco, were given to all the guests 
as keepsakes of the evening. The little book has a title page, foreword, portrait, five pages of text (one 
long sentence), and a colophon. 

Publications and Activities 

Louise Darling, Biomedical Librarian and President of the Medical Library Association, was guest 
at a dinner in her honor given last month by the Medical Library Group of Southern California. Dinner 
speakers were Dean Powell, of the School of Library Service, Dr. Cyril Courville, of the Loma Linda 
University School of Medicine, and Dorothy Nieman, chief of medical library services at the Wadsworth 
Veterans' Administration Hospital. 

J. M. Edelstein has contributed a bibliographical note on a book from the library of Belisario Bulgarini, 
Scipione Bargagli's / Trattenimenti (Venice, 1592), to the First Quarter issue of the Papers of the Biblio- 
graphical .Society of America. 

Everett Moore's address to the annual conference of the Illinois Library Association last November, 
"A Dangerous Way of Life," has been published in the March issue of Illinois Libraries. 

A section of The Literature o] Executive Management (Special Libraries Association, 1963), edited 
by Charlotte Georgi. has been published with the title, "For the Executive Bookshelf," in the December 
10 issue of Management ideas, of Bombay. 

Lawrence Clark Powell gave several lectures last week for National Library Week: on Monday, to 
the Affiliates of UCLA, at the Clark Library; on Wednesday, the fourth annual Library Lecture at the 
California State College Library, Los Angeles; and on Thursday, to friends and patrons of the Santa Ana 
Public Library. 



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Library Will Acquire Index of Christian Art 



Chancellor Murphy announced this week that the UCLA Library will acquire a set of the Princeton 
University Index of Christian Art, a photographic record and index of nearly every published item of 

Christian arc before 1400. UCLA's set of the 
Index, which will contain more than 100,000 
photographs and a file of typed cards on which 
the art works are described, is expected to be 
ready for use by Spring 1966; more than a year 
will be required to reproduce photographically 
the original set at Princeton. It will be housed 
in the new Art Building, now under construction, 
and will be administered by the Art Library. 

Professor Lynn White, Director of the Cen- 
ter for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, de- 
scribed the Index as "a unique research instru- 
ment for vast ranges of humanistic scholarship." 
In addition to its obvious uses for the study of 
Christian art, the Index, he said, is "relevant 
to the investigation of everything which was 
represented visually, including ideas, emotions, 
literary motifs, and human relations." 

The Index was started in 1917 by the late 
Professor Charles Rufus Morey, a noted art 
historian at Princeton. It includes photographs 
of Christian art representing late antiquity, 
Byzantium, the Slavic world, the Armenian, 
Georgian, Syriac, Coptic, and Ethiopic cultures, 
and the art of western Europe. Much of the art 
is from illuminated manuscripts, but enamel, 
ivory, metal, and other art forms are also repre- 
sented. 




Art Librarian Jean Moore and Professor Lynn White 

display illustrations from the Utrecht Psalter. 

(Picture by Stanley Troutman.) 



Exhibit of Scandinavian Materials 

"Scandinavica," an exhibit of books and manuscripts from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland, 
will be shown in the Main Library from April 29 to June 3- Professor Eric Wahlgren, Chairman of the 
Scandinavian Division of the Department of Germanic Languages, selected for the display a sampling of 
Scandinavian materials in the UCLA Library, including a volume of the Greenlandic newspaper Atuagag- 
dliutit, which was described in the UCLA Librarian of last November 27. 



Medical Librarians Meet in San Diego 

The annual meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California will be held on May 1 and 2 
in San Diego. On Friday there will be visits to the UCSD campus, the San Diego County and Mercy Hos- 
pital, the San Diego County Medical Society Librar)', and the U.S. Naval Hospital, followed by dinner at 
the Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island. Saturday's events all take place at the San Diego Zoo: the 
annual business meeting and an address on "The Medical Library in Zoologic Medicine and Research," 
by Captain R. M. Dimmette, U.S.N., in the Education Building, and then a box lunch and a bus tour of 
the Zoo. 



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English Civil War Tracts from the Isaac Foot Collection 

The value of the English Civil War tracts acquired by the Clark Library from the Foot collection 
becomes increasingly evident as cataloging proceeds. The number involved, 1,381, is impressive, and 
they have added significantly to the Clark's holdings for the period 1641 to 1660. Even more impressive 
is the rarity of many of the pamphlets compared with copies recorded in the Wing Short-Title Catalogue. 
A tally indicates that apparently 48 titles are previously unrecorded, 109 are unrecorded variant editions, 
103 are not listed in any other American library, and 190 are in only one and 220 are in only two other 
American libraries. Thus, a total of 670, or almost half the tracts acquired, are very scarce. 

Such scarcity is not surprising, in view of the ephemeral nature of many of the tracts — news pamph- 
lets, appeals to the people by the King and by Parliament, speeches, sermons — the type of material that 
seldom survives the immediate occasion of its publication. The Honorable Isaac Foot did a remarkable 
job in this field of his collecting, since his total Civil War tract collection numbered almost 3,000. 

The scope and color of the tracts may be seen in some of the titles: Bloudy Nevves from Ireland, 
An Eye-Salve for the City of London, Good Newes from South-Hampton, Joshua Hoyle's jehojadeh' s 
Justice against Mattan, The Muzzled Ox, Sighs for Righteousnesse, The Soundheads Description of the 
Roundhead, A Shield against the Parthian Dart, Take Warning Before It Be Too Late, That Wicked and 
Blasphemous Petition of Praise-God Barbone, John Vicars's Unholsome Henbane Between Two Fragrant 
Roses, and finally, A Word for All, or the Rumps Funerall Sermon. 

English Parliamentary publications account for the largest number of the pamphlets, and there are 
68 speeches, proclamations, and appeals of King Charles I. Other important figures represented in the 
collection are Francis Cheynell, John Dury, James Harrington, Peter Heylyn, William Lenthall (Speaker 
of the House of Commons), Stephen Marshall, Jasper Mayne, and Richard Vines. 

This strengthening of the Clark collection in a dynamic period of English history and political devel- 
opment is one of the important results of the University's bloc purchase of the Isaac Foot library. Years 
of careful and expensive collecting would have been necessary to achieve the same result by individual 
purchases. And added to existing Clark holdings, the Foot tracts receive increased stature as source 
material for future scholarship. 

Visitors 

Zdzistaw Suwata, Director of the Middle Medical Schools Department of the Polish Ministry of Health 
and Social Welfare, visited the Biomedical Library on April 8. He is in the United States as a Rockefel- 
ler Foundation Fellow, visiting schools of nursing. 

Mrs. Esther Shatter, the former Esther Leonard of the Department of Special Collections staff, and 
now of Great Neck, New York, visited the Library on April 10. 

Nazan Aslantepe, Librarian of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Istanbul, visited the Bio- 
medical Library on April 14. 

More than one hundred alumni and other contributors to the Memorial Activities Center visited the Li- 
brary on April 18 while touring the campus. Miss Jones and Miss Kornstein conducted them on tours of 
the Library, including the Shakespeare exhibit. 

jack Dalton, Dean of the School of Library Service at Columbia University, visited the UCLA Library 
School on April 21 to speak to students and faculty on education for international librarianship and to join 
them at an informal luncheon. 



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The Cruise of the Loo Choo 

In the papers of the Jarvis family, recently presented to the Department of Special Collections by the 
former Los Angeles City School Superintendent, Ellis A. Jarvis, there turned up a somewhat battered 
scrapbook which seemed at first glance to consist only of pages of poems and other miscellanea clipped 
from nineteenth-century newspapers. A closer look, however, revealed handwriting beneath the clippings, 
and an occasional word or phrase which aroused curiosity. 

The manuscripts curator must be alert when examining old commonplace books; he knows from expe- 
rience that the clippings in such volumes may obscure historical material of real worth. This may hap- 
pen when the historical importance of grandfather's exploits are not sufficiently appreciated —his manu- 
script journals will then be put to some use, perhaps as a recipe book of clippings from local papers or 
a repository for little gems of poesy that happen to strike the fancy. The Jarvis family scrapbook proved 
to be an excellent example of this genre. 

That the Library had acquired a valuable journal on California and the Mexican War for the years 
1846 and 1847 became apparent after the clippings had been carefully lifted from the manuscript pages. 
Although the author does not identify himself, his description of the events in which he participated 
makes it clear that he was a lieutenant in Company A of Colonel Jonathan D. Stevenson's New York Vol- 
unteer Infantry Regiment which came to California in 1847 to participate in the American military con- 
quest. 

Companies A, C, K, and part of E in Stevenson's regiment sailed on the transport Loo Choo from New 
York on September 26, 1846, with three other vessels which were also carrying units of the regiment. 
The lieutenant's journal records occurrences on board the Loo Choo, which completed the voyage to San 
Francisco in exactly six months, arriving there on March 26, 1847. Cape Horn was reached at Christmas 
time, and, the weather being unusually mild, Christmas was celebrated in high style. The officers dined 
with the captain of the ship and were served a dinner of "Roast Pig, Pig pot pie & Soupe, Rice Boiled, 
Freigholas, Apel Sauce, hard Buiskett, Desert, and butter wheate pancakes. Molasses, Miscabado Sugar, 
white Sugar, Almonds, Raisens, and to finish off with we had some cappital port & Madarer wines. May 
we all Live Long Enough to have many such Christmass Dinars, and never any worse ones." 

By following the events reported in the journal, to the regiment's landing at San Francisco and its 
dispersal for garrison duty in various parts of California, we may reach more definite knowledge of the 
identity of the author. Only Company A, of the regiment's companies which came out on the Loo Choo, 
was dispatched for garrison duty at Santa Barbara, and our author concluded his account with a record 
of events there up to July 3, 1847. There were three lieutenants on Company A's roster: Lt. George F. 
Lemon is mentioned frequently in the journal, Lt. George F. Penrose did not sail on the Loo Choo, and 
so, by process of elimination, Lt. Charles B. Young, the third of Company A's lieutenants, would seem 
to be the author of the journal. Hopefully, confirmation of this from other facts in the journal will soon 
be forthcoming from the California Historical Society. Plans are now being made to publish the journal. 

Personnel Notes 

Patricia Beard has joined the staff of the Librarian's Office as secretary to Mr. Miles. Miss Beard 
earned her Associate in Arts degree in English and speech at Chaffey College, in Alta Loma, California, 
and her Bachelor's degree in English and an elementary teaching credential at UCLA. 

Elizabeth Bark, Principal Library Assistant in the Serials Department, has submitted her resignation. 



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The Circle of Willis 

To the anatomically uninitiated the Circle of Willis sounds like something out of Conan Doyle. The 
fifty scholars who met at the Clark Library last Saturday for another seminar in medical history, arranged 
by Professor C. D. O'Malley, however, all knew it as the enduring three-hundred-year-old description of 
the arterial system at the base of the brain, pioneered by Dr. Thomas Willis, along with Harvey and Syden- 
ham, seventeenth-century England's greatest figure in medicine. 

The seminar was held to celebrate the tercentenary of Willis's Cerebri Analome, 1664, which with 
other early works by him from the Clark and the Biomedical Library collections were on display to illus- 
trate the two papers of the day. 

The morning speaker was Dr. William Feindel, of the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill Uni- 
versity, who after being introduced by Dr. W. Eugene Stern, UCLA Professor of Neuro-Surgery, told of 
Willis as the first neuroanatomist and neurophysiologist, illustrating his talk with slides of Oxford land- 
marks and early drawings of the brain, including the one made by young Christopher Wren for Willis's 
publication. 

The afternoon paper was by Dr. Kenneth Dewhurst, of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on Willis as 
a physician, and this too was illustrated from contemporary documents such as John Locke's student 
notes of Willis's lectures. 

Both speakers emphasized the importance of Oxford in the decades 1640-1660, when the brilliant 
coterie of young experimentalists was coalescing into what became the Royal Society. This too was the 
Circle of Willis that came to include Boyle, Newton, Wilkins, Hooke, Evelyn, and Pepys, to the lasting 
glory of English science. 

Koax, Koax 

One of the plagues of Egypt, or some such place, afflicted the occupants of the Library's main read- 
ing room on Wednesday night last week when a score of spotted frogs appeared — and alternately disap- 
peared, being of a pattern similar to that of the reading room floor. Several of them sported yellow tags 
reading "U.S.C.," though there is some question whether this label was a calling card or a canard. 

Maidenly screams, properly stifled by regard for library conventions, signaled the frogs' progress 
through the room, but the excitement was short-lived. Two were caught by the librarian on duty, and the 
rest by two young men who stepped forth to prove themselves astonishingly adept at frog-stalking. The 
same young men, who remain unidentified, bore the batrachia away in paper bags, ostensibly to the zoo- 
logical laboratories and a fate probably better left unspecified. 

Merit Salary Policy for Nonacademic Employees 

The Regents of the University, at their meeting on March 20 in San Diego, approved a merit salary 
policy for nonacademic employees. In recommending the new and more flexible policy. President Kerr 
said the merit program will enable supervisors to relate the amount of salary increases more directly to 
the level of employee performance and will provide greater recognition for employees who render superior 
or exceptional performance. 

The policy as approved by the Regents is published in the March 30 issue of the University Bulletin, 
which may be consulted in departmental offices or at the Reference Desk. When procedures for implement- 
ing the new policy are received from the Personnel Office, the Librarian's Office will issue supplemen- 
tary information to department heads and branch librarians. 



April 24, 1964 95 

PL 480: Library Will Receive Israeli Publications 

The UCLA Library has been designated one of the recipients of books and other materials obtained 
from Israel under the provisions of Public Law 480, which enables selected American research libraries 
to acquire the publications of several foreign countries. The Library already receives publications from 
the United Arab Republic by means of the same program. 

Additional funds were appropriated by the U.S. Congress last year to extend the PL 480 program to 
the acquisition of materials from Burma, Indonesia, and Israel. A survey team from the Library of Con- 
gress visited Israel in November to make arrangements. The team estimated that some 1600 commercially 
published books and approximately 500 serial titles, including government and institutional publications, 
would be forwarded each year to the recipient libraries. 

Early in March the first shipments of books acquired in the PL 480 program left Israel, and the first 
packages have arrived this month at the L'CLA Library. 

University of Washington Library Trainee at Biomedical Library 

Mrs. Dorothy Clagett is serving as an observer in the Biomedical Library this month, as part of her 
academic program in the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington. She has chosen medi- 
cal librarianship for her field work assignment, and she will be given training and practical experience 
in all divisions of the Biomedical Library. 

Mrs. Clagett is a graduate of Washington University, in St. Louis, and has her Master's degree in or- 
ganic chemistry from Cornell University. She had nearly completed work on her Ph.D. in nutrition at Cor- 
nell when her husband was transferred to Buffalo. Since then she has held various positions in the field 
of nutrition. A growing interest in medical librarianship caused her to enter the library school in Seattle, 
and eventually brought her here for in-service training. 

BSA Celebrates Opening of Beinecke Library 

With a flourish of papers, tours, exhibitions, and wining and dining, the Yale Library Associates and 
the Beinecke Library staff entertained members of the Bibliographical Society of America on April 3 and 
4, in celebration of the public opening of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. J. M. Edel- 
stein and William Conway represented UCLA at the festivities, joining some four hundred book collectors, 
librarians, bibliographers, and booksellers for an occasion made grander by the efficient organization and 
superb hospitality of the Librarian of the Beinecke and President of the BSA, Herman W. Liebert, and 
his staff. This includes Assistant Librarian Kenneth Nesheim, former Clark Library staff member and a 
graduate of the first class of the UCLA School of Library Service. 

Amidst all the activities, the Library was, fittingly, the major attraction. It is an arresting and by 
this time well-described structure, the translucent marble walls (weather permitting) providing an inter- 
esting study in color and texture, and the central stack forming a breath-taking show case for the riches 
of the Library. Two views of the Library stood out for this viewer — one at night from the mezzanine 
when the stack glowed with light and color, and the other from one of the upper stack levels in the morn- 
ing, looking out through the marble and then down to the great bronze display case housing a set of Audu- 
bon's elephant folios, with one of the giant birds looking as if it were ready to take flight. 

Professor William A. Jackson, Librarian of Harvard's Houghton Library, inaugurated the BSA meet- 
ings with a paper on "The Importance of Rare Books and Manuscripts in a University Library." Professor 
Edmund Morgan, Chairman of the Department of History at Yale, in his paper on "The Historian and the 
Library," attempted to adjust the balance somewhat in favor of books and pamphlets as against manu- 
scripts in the search for historical truth. John H. A. Sparrow, Warden of All Souls College, at Oxford, 



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took as his topic "Association Books," describing their types and degrees of importance. In the final 
paper, John Carter, of Sotheby & Company, London, assessed "Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting, 
1950-1965." In his view, private collectors have become increasingly discriminating, thanks in large 
part to their recognition and use of recent bibliographical scholarship, but he fears the extinction of the 
breed in the face of voracious institutional competition. 

In between meetings, refreshments, and meals, there were several opportunities to visit other Yale 
libraries. I saw several areas of the Sterling Library (including a view from the tower roof of the campus 
and New Haven); especially noteworthy were a look at the 1742 Yale Library collection and an examina- 
tion of some of the rarities in the Benjamin Franklin collection. A special treat was a visit to the Medi- 
cal History Library, where I saw the famous Robert Boyle collection of the late Dr. John F. Fulton. In 
extra-curricular moments, I looked around the Yale Co-op, and spent a pleasant hour or two in the Yale 
Art Gallery. 

This final and formal launching of the Beinecke Library has added another name to the roster of the 
world's great rare book libraries, gathering together as it does many of the Yale special collections. 
Here scholarship will be served in quietly elegant and modern surroundings, which cannot fail to result 
in productive research. 

W.E.C. 

Thinking Big 

Deep thoughts have occupied us this week after reading a flyer put out by something called "Temple 
College Oxford Research." It seems that Thirty Pounds await the writers of the Best Essays, selected 
from a List of ten topics; Essays should be sent to The Principal, G. Hall, M.A., Dip. Ed. (Oxon), 84 St. 
Bernard's Road, Oxford, England, by April 30. "Winners' Prizes will be published in the Personal Column 
of the Oxford Times Newspaper" of May 29. 

The questions that keep haunting us, demanding some sort of answers, are the following selected 
from the List: 

What, if any, is the Common Sense of voluntarily living in a state of poverty? 

At about the 35th year does the END OF LIFE loom into view, and how can it become a guide to 
one's future effort? 

Should Universities have their own farms and factories, with access to public markets, in order 
to preserve their Cultural Independence with Free Funds? 

Is the statement "We must have specialisation because no single mind can hold the whole of 
knowledge" already an anachronism, considering the advances already made in the study and 
control of various types of Group Minds, which have a greater holding capacity? 



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The Spirit of the Japanese Print 

A carefully selected exhibition of color and black-and-white prints by modern Japanese artists, en- 
titled "The Spirit of the Japanese Print," will open on May 5 in the exhibit room of the Main Library and 

will continue through May 26. The exhibit, ini- 
tially shown at the Japan Society in New York, 
C is now being circulated by the Smithsonian In- 

' stitution Traveling Exhibition Service. 

The display is the outcome of James Miche- 
ner's decision to write an appreciation of the 
art of Japan as seen in the modern Japanese 
print. To this end, Mr. Michener and the Charles 
E. Tuttle Company sponsored a contest open 
to all Japanese artists, and from the many en- 
tries, a jury composed of Elise Grilli, Nathan 
Polowetzky, Oliver Statler, and Carl Zigrosser 
selected twenty-four prints. (Ten of these were 
chosen by Mr. Michener to be included in a 
forthcoming book.) The prize winners were 
Sempan Maekawa, Sadao Watanabe, Un'ichi Hira- 
tsuka, Yoshitoshi Mori, Masaji Yoshida, Tamami 
Shima, Reika Iwami, Tomio Kinoshita, Umetaro 
Azechi, and Haku Maki, one of whose prints is 
reproduced here. 

The prints are executed in a variety of 
media and are varied, too, in subject-matter and 
style. Some are concerned with traditional Jap- 
anese subjects, some are representational pic- 
tures of landscapes, animals, and human beings, 
and still others are non-representational works, 
indicative of the international character of mod- 
ern Japanese art. All of the prints stem from the long tradition of printmaking in Japan and attest to the 
excellence of the artists' sense of design and technical mastery of the medium. 




Several illustrated Japanese books from the Oriental Library will be on display with the print col- 
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Spring Meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library 

A record number of 179 Friends of the Library came to the Faculty Center on April 29 for the Spring 
dinner meeting, at which Professor William Matthews, of the Department of English, gave a lively talk 
on "The Genius of the Commonplace, a Chat about Samuel Pepys." Greetings and introductions were by 
President Remi Nadeau, followed by remarks by Mr. Vosper and Dorothy Harmon's short description of her 
African safari. The Friends examined the two-millionth volume, the Aldine Plato, as well as their latest 
acquisition for the Library -the unbound original proof sheets of an unpublished play by Charles Reade, 
entitled Drink. 

The Map Library Moves to Social Sciences Building 

The Map Library moved last month from Haines Hall to Social Sciences Room A253, reports Carlos 
Hagen, Map Librarian. The telephone extension remains the same, 2279. New hours announced by Mr. 
Hagen are from 9 a.m. to 12 noon only, Monday to Friday. 

Announcements from the Staff Association 

Lorraine Mathies will continue her report on her activities in Nigeria at a meeting arranged by the 
Library Staff Association for next Thursday, May 14, at 4 p.m., in Kinsey Hall Room 51. She will speak 
on her work in setting up an academic library in Lagos. 

The Staff Association also announces that Marsha Ruby, in the Acquisitions Department, will handle 
the placement of personal book orders for Association members, as was formerly done by Margaret Gustaf- 
son. 

Publications and Activities 

Elizabeth Eisenbach has written an article, "California Opens Its Borders to Librarians," for the 
1964 edition of the California Employment Directory. 

Everett Moore, in his capacity as President of the California Library Association, has attended the 
district meetings of seven of the eight CLA districts, all in a period of six weeks. These were the meet- 
ings of the Golden Gate District, in Berkeley (March 21), Black Gold District, in Bakersfield (April 4), 
Southern District, in Riverside (April 11), Mt. Shasta District, in Chico (April 18), Redwood District, in 
Eureka (April 25), Golden Empire District, in Rocklin (May 1), and Yosemite District, in Modesto (May 
2). Next week, on May 13, Mr. Moore will attend the Palomar District meeting, in San Diego, for its joint 
sessions with the San Diego chapter of the Special Libraries Association, at which he will give the prin- 
cipal address, "Open to All — Except the Censor." 

Lawrence Clark Powell spoke on "The Three L's" at the Spring meeting of the Friends of the Library, 
University of California, San Diego, on April 30. 

Charlotte Georgi has been appointed to the Division Relations Committee of the Special Libraries 
Association for 1964 to 1966. 

Harry Williams attended the annual convention of the National Microfilm Association in Philadelphia 
on April 28 to 30. He also visited the microfilm and photographic departments of the Library of Congress 
and the National Library of Medicine. 

Louise Darling attended the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine 
last week in Washington, D.C., and this week went to New York for a meeting of the Council of National 
Library Associations. 



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Vicki Soetidja Malkin 



Talented young artists from the Devi Dja 
and Napua School of Dance performed in 
a program of "Dances of Oriental Asia and 
Polynesia" on April 18 at the Assistance 
League Playhouse. Among the dancers 
was Vicki Malkin, eight-year-old daughter 
of Audree Malkin, of the Business Admin- 
istration Library. The picture reproduced 
here, showing Vicki at a slightly younger 
age, was one of two used on the announce- 
ments for the dance concert. 



Visitors Investigate Guidelines for Medical Libraries 

Two members of an Advisory Committee on Guidelines for Medical School Libraries, appointed by 
the Executive Council of the Association of American Medical Colleges, visited UCLA on April 15 in the 
course of their study of selected medical schools and medical libraries. The visitors. Dr. Estelle Brodman, 
of the Washington University School of Medicine, and Mrs. Bernice Hetzner, of the University of Nebraska 
College of Medicine, are gathering data to prepare for a preliminary validation study of the Association's 
Guidelines. They pursued their inquiries at a luncheon conference with Mr. Moore, Miss Darling, Deans 
John Field, L. S. Goerke, and Sherman Mellinkoff, and Professors Mildred Mathias, C. D. O'Malley, John 
Pickett, and W. Eugene Stem. 




Long Beach State College Will Host CURLS Meeting 

"The Growth and Development of the Academic and Research Librarian as a Professional Person" 
is the rather unwieldy title chosen for the theme of the Southern District meeting of the California Library 
Association's College, University, and Research Libraries Section, at Long Beach State College next 
Friday, May 15, from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Three panelists will wrestle with this topic during the afternoon 
session. Following visits to the LBSC Library and Art Gallery, attenders will be served a Southern- 
style buffet dinner in the Cafeteria, at which Edward J. Stainbrook, Professor of Psychiatry at USC, will 
be the main speaker. 

Reservations for the program and dinner, at $3.50, must be made by Tuesday, May 12, with Donald 
Hennessee, at the Long Beach State College Library. 



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'Dirty Hands and Uncut Pages' 

David Mellincoff, of the UCLA School of Law, gave an address on "Dirty Hands and Uncut Pages, 
or Some Problems in Researching the Language of the Law," at a meeting of the Southern California As- 
sociation of Law Libraries on April I in Santa Monica. Robert Paris, President of the Association, con- 
ducted the meeting. 

Judith Ryan was appointed a member of the Association's Nominating Committee at the session, and 
other Law Library staff members attending the meeting were David Allen, Doris Bondurant, A. Paul 
Harris, Frances Holbrook, Momoko Murakami, and Louis Piacenza. 

Visitors 

Rabbi Shimon Paskow, of Houston, visited the Department of Special Collections on April 21 to ex- 
amine early manuscripts and printed texts of the Babylonian Talmud. 

Houston Peterson, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, visited the Department 
of Special Collections on April 23- Professor Peterson, who is the author of a number of notable works 
on poetry and philosophy, was on campus to give a series of lectures. 

Renoissance at Clark Library 

The Renaissance Society of Southern California, organized seven years ago at a meeting held at the 
Clark Library, returned to its place of origin last Saturday. Dean Mark Curtis, who is President-elect of 
Scripps College, presided over the day-long affair which presented morning papers by Dean Robert Kins- 
man on Shelton and Professor Americo Castro, of the University's San Diego campus, on the Spanish Ren- 
aissance. 

A sumptuous noon-day collation was followed by Professor Lynn White's report on UCLA's new Me- 
dieval and Renaissance Center, absentee greetings from Professor Hardin Craig, senior Renaissance 
humanist, and finally by a garden presentation of the pastoral Act IV of The Winter's Tale, directed by 
Dean Melnitz and played in costume, with mime and dance, by the Theater Arts group. 

Added to the Library's standing exhibit during 1964 of its Shakespeare Folios and Quartos was an 
exhibit for a day of Renaissance books loaned by the Belt Library of Vinciana. 

Professor Ray on Victorian Fiction 

Gordon N. Ray, Thackeray scholar and Guggenheim Foundation president, gave the fourth Zeitlin & 
Ver Brugge Lecture on Bibliography to an enthusiastic audience last Monday evening. His subject was 
"Bibliographical Sources for the Study of Nineteenth-Century English Fiction," and he based the lecture 
on a survey made by him of the holdings of thirty American and British libraries. Because of the Sadleir 
collection, UCLA ranked third in absolute numbers behind the British Museum and the Bodleian, and first 
in titles held in original condition. Professor Ray was introduced by Professor Bradford A. Booth, char- 
acterized by Dean Powell as Ray's peer in Victorian studies. The lecture will be published by the 
School of Library Service. 



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Law Library Acquires Volume Number 150,000 

The UCLA Law Library recently received its 150,000th volume, the gift of Col. Harry R. Smith, Jr., 
U.S. Air Force, Petired. Dean Richard C. Maxwell, of the School of Law, accepted for the Library a 
copy of the sixth edition of Wedgwood's Government and Laws of the United Stales, Containing the Whole 
Body of American Law, Both State and National, Fully Presented in the Most Compact and Intelligible 
Form, Together with the Legal History of the Nation, for Use of Libraries, Families, Prize Clubs, and 
Lyceums, published in New York in 1868. Law Librarian Louis Piacenza, Col. Smith, and Dean Maxwell 
are shown examining the book in the accompanying photograph. 

Col. Smith is a great-grandnephew of the author. Prof. William B. Wedgwood, LL.D., who published 
many legal works in the middle of the nineteenth century. Government and Laws of the United States 
represents the substance of a course of lectures delivered at the Law School of the University of the City 
of New York, where Wedgwood was a professor from 1858 to 1864. Col. Smith's grandmother gave him the 
volume in 1929 when he was a junior pre-law student at the University of New Hampshire. A career in 
the Air Force having intervened, Col. Smith is now a third-year law student at the UCLA School of Law. 



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Notice to Our Faculty Readers 

The next issue of the UCLA Librarian (Volume 17, Number 15, June 5) will be the last one sent to 
all faculty members on campus until the beginning of the fall semester. Those who wish to receive issues 
during the summer months should write to the Editor, Library Room 230, giving name and summer address. 

Gifts of Rare Books 

In our last issue a recent gift by the Friends of the UCLA Library was mentioned. A fuller descrip- 
tion is now available: 

Reade, Charles. Drink (A Play in Seven Acts). Printed by William Clowes, 
[l879?] Folded proof sheets, printed on one side only, without title or prelimi- 
naries, unbound, in cloth slip case. Ndichael Sadleir's copy, with his bookplate. 

This drama, a version of Emile Zola's L' Assommoir, seems not to have been published, and perhaps 
this is the only form in which it appeared in print; if so, it must be exceedingly rare, if not unique. While 
the M. L. Parrish collection of Charles Reade contained two programmes of Drink (it was first performed 
in Australia), there is no mention in the Parrish catalogue of any printed text of the play. 

Another important gift to the Library is: 

Calderinus, Johannes. Repertorium utrtusque iuris. Basel: Michael Wenssler, 
lAlA. Folio, printed in two columns, 47 lines. (Hain-Copinger 4248, Proctor 
7461, GW 5904, Stillwell C47, BMC III 721.) 

The book is in good condition, and careful repair work is being done on some slight damage to the 
original binding. It came to us as a gift of Dr. Elmer Belt and will be kept in the Belt Library of Vinciana. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Shirley Caffery, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library, earned her 
Bachelor's degree in anthropology at UCLA. Mrs. Caffery has been working for the San Bernardino Valley 
College Library during the last year. 

Robert Eckert, Librarian II in the Acquisitions Department, has been appointed Head of the Depart- 
ment's Order Preparation Section. 

Russell Good, Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Department, has been reclassified to Prin- 
cipal Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Susan Meyers, Typist Clerk in the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, is transferring to 
the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library as a Senior Library Assistant. 

Arnold Milner has been appointed Programmer II in the Biomedical Library. He is studying mathe- 
matics at the University of Southern California. 

Roberta Nixon, Head of the Gifts and Exchange Section of the Acquisitions Department, has been 
named the Assistant Head of the Department. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Lynne Gelber, Senior Library Assistant in the Education 
Library; Mrs. Doris Kirschner, Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences 
Library; and Conway Lackman, Principal Library Assistant in the Reference Department. 



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Libraries for the Residence Halls 

Residence hall libraries have this year become a permanent and vital part of the pattern of on-carapus 
living at UCLA. Chancellor Murphy's concern that students coming to the new residence halls should 
have all of the cultural advantages possible in a fine private home has led to the provision of special 
funds to build attractive book collections for each hall. This program, administered by the College Li- 
brary and now in its ninth month, has already produced significant results: each of the four halls occu- 
pied at present (Dykstra, Hershey, Rieber, and Sproul) has a uniformly cataloged collection of several 
hundred volumes, and a fifth similar collection is cataloged and waiting to be delivered to Hedrick Hall, 
which will open next fall. 

Selection of books for the libraries is made by a student committee in each hall, principally from a 
list of a thousand suitable in-print titles which has been compiled by the College Library staff, although 
up to twenty per cent of each hall's acquisitions may be freely chosen outside the list. Such local initia- 
tion of requests keeps the libraries individual and stimulates student interest in the development of their 
collections. While all of the details of ordering and cataloging are handled by the College Library, the 
students in each hall proctor their own libraries, and themselves regulate the use of their books. More- 
over, these are not considered officially as parts of the University Library. 

The first year's work was considerably complicated by the existence in three of the halls, Dykstra, 
Hershey, and Sproul, of small collections, largely outdated, for which there were only incomplete and in- 
consistent records. Appropriate weeding has been done, in consultation with the student committees, and 
the remaining books have been recataloged to fit into the growing new libraries. 

At a recent general meeting of student representatives from all of the residence halls, progress to 
date was assessed and general policy was projected as a guide for future development. The hall libraries 
are intended to be small, basic collections, to be maintained by weeding and updating at a level of be- 
tween a thousand and two thousand volumes. They are in no way to be considered as substitutes for the 
far richer resources of the College Library, but will provide reliable sources of ready reference in a variety 
of fields, as well as much stimulating and challenging reading, both fiction and nonfiction, for information 
and for pure pleasure. Readable editions of classics are certainly to be included, but great emphasis is 
to be given to current important writing in all fields. Broadly stated, the purpose of the libraries is to 
provide the student with background reading which may illuminate his own subject from other angles, and 
with leisure reading of a quality which will stimulate his mind and widen his interests. 

Clearly it will be a continuing challenge to build five libraries to this standard, and to maintain them 
in lively condition. The College Library, which is constantly occupied with relating its own collections 
to current student need, is in a good position to offer recommendations; and Topper Teal, the member of 
the College Library staff now directing the program, himself lived in Harvard's Kirkland House, where he 
experienced the finest of the house library traditions. A good beginning has been made at UCLA in these 
last months, and Mr. Teal would like to invite interested friends from the faculty and the Library staff 
to see our progress. 

N.E.J. 

Father of the Bride 

T. P. Saxena: The Library of the Nawabs of Avadh. 

Describes growth of the library of the Nawabs of Avadh. Also does it throw light on the stock. 
Its nature and disintegration through rats, loot, fire, and sale by librarian to meet the expenses 
of his daughter's marriage. (From the Lucknow Librarian, quoted in the April issue of the 
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Visitors 

Eugene P. Foley, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, in Washington, D.C., visited 
the Business Administration Library on April 27. He was on campus that day to present a lecture on "The 
Small Business Administration and the Poverty Program. " 

S. Das Gupta, University Librarian and Head of the Department of Library Science at the University 
of Delhi, was a visitor in the School of Library Service for the week of April 27. He is in this country 
on a Rockefeller Foundation grant to study library schools with a view to the further development of the 
school at Delhi. 

Vilhjalmar Bjamar, Curator of the Icelandic Collection at the Cornell University Library, visited the 
Department of Special Collections on May 2. 

Mrs. Jean Jones, Librarian of the American Psychiatric Association, in Washington, D.C., visited 
the Neuropsychiatric Institute Libraries during the APA annual conference in Los Angeles, May 4-8. 

Graham Storey, Tutor at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, visited the Department of Special 
Collections on May 14 to examine some editions of works by Charles Dickens. 

Publications and Activities 

Johanna Tallman has been elected Vice-President and President-Elect of the Southern California 
Chapter of the Special Libraries Association for the coming academic year. 

Louise Darling is the subject of a biographical article by Gloria Werner in the May issue of the UCLA 
Personnel News. 

Gordon Stone, pianist, and Irene Nikolai, soprano, presented a program of German, French, and Rus- 
sian art songs at the Little Theatre at San Fernando Valley State College on May 3. 

Mr. Stone will accompany baritone Katsuumi Niwa in three concerts of German Lieder on May 29 to 
June 2 at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and in Philadelphia. 

Robert Vosper, representing the American Library Association and the Association of College and 
Research Libraries, and Charlotte Georgi, serving as alumni representative of the State University of 
New York at Buffalo, attended the inauguration of Franklyn A. Johnson as the fourth President of the 
California State College at Los Angeles on May 15. 

Pat Walter served on a panel discussing "The Growth and Development of the Academic and Research 
Librarian as a Professional Person," at the Southern District meeting of the College, University, and 
Research Libraries Section of the California Library Association on May 15 at Long Beach State College. 
Her fellow panel members were Tyrus Harmsen, Librarian of Occidental College, and Stanley McElderry, 
Librarian of San Fernando Valley State College. 

Ann Briegleb has reviewed The Bela Bartok Archives, by Victor Bator, for the May issue of the Ethno- 
musicology Journal. 

The April issue of the Sea Letter, of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, is entirely devoted to an 
illustrated article, "Wilhelm Hester — Frontier Marine Photographer," by Robert A. Weinstein, the Library's 
Special Consultant on Photographic Archives and History. 

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^ COLLECION 



This design, from a block made by David Kindersley, 
of Cambridge, England, will appear on the bookplates 
used for the Clark Library' s extensive collection of 
books, pamphlets, drawings, manuscripts, artifacts, 
and ephemera of Eric Gill. Mr. Kindersley is a former 
pupil of Gill. 



The Good Book Made Small 

Books have been published over the years in odd sizes and formats, and this has been true particu- 
larly for the Bible and its parts, as may be seen in the Bible collection of the Department of Special 
Collections. Perhaps our earliest such oddity is that produced by William Addy nearly three hundred 
years ago. His Holy Bible in Shorthand (London, 1687) contains the complete text shortened into a book 
measuring 3 by AM inches with 395 engraved pages. 

The most recent miniaturized version of the Scriptures has an entirely different format. The Smallest 
Bible in the World, presented to guests of the Grolier Club at the New York World's Fair on May 30, 1964, 
reproduces the complete Old and New Testaments, from the World Publishing Company's No. 714 large- 
print edition of 1250 pages and 773,746 words, on one microphotographic slide measuring 1J4 by 1 9/16 
inches. The reduction ratio of 48,400 to 1 was made possible through a new "photochromic micro-image" 
technique, developed by the staff of the National Cash Register Company, employing an exposure to ultra- 
violet light which changes the arrangement of the molecules and thus eliminates the grain found in photo- 
graphic processing. 

Smallest Bible demonstrates the possibility of storing documents and books in a small space by 
means of the new process. The cash register people claim, in the conventionally printed text accompany- 
ing the slide, that "all the books on the 270 miles of shelves in the Library of Congress could be re- 
produced on slides and stored in six ordinary filing cabinets. Then, at any time, they could be removed 
from the file and clearly read with a microscope or viewer." 



Faculty Members Will Be Sent Summer Issues on Request 

This issue of the UCLA Librarian will be the last to be sent to all members of the teaching faculty 
at UCLA until classes resume meeting in the Fall Semester. Any faculty member who so desires may 
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'Young, the Pirate' 

Allan R. Ottley, Head of the California Section of the California State Library, in Sacramento, h 
written to call our attention to an article in the December 4, 1855, issue of the San Francisco Daily 
Aha California, which we reprint below. In an article on "The Cruise of the Loo Choo" in the UCLA 
Librarian of April 24, Lt Charles B. Young was tentatively identified as the author of a manuscript 
journal, recently given to the Library, of a voyage to California and events of the Mexican War, during 
parts of 1846 and 1847. 

Young, the Pirate. 



Charles B. Young, whose piratical doings in the Gulf of Lower California have 
been chronicled of late, and who promises to become, in case his career is not 
checked, as terrible as Morgan ever was, was formerly a Lieutenant in Company "A," 
of Col. Stevenson's regiment of New York Volunteers, in which capacity he came to 
California in 1847. He was stationed at La Paz, in Lower California, with his company 
during the war, and gained there a reputation for his daring bravery, while, at the same 
time, he was detested for his acts of thievery and menness [sz'c] . Since then, he has 
been engaged in a variety of things. He went from here two years ago, to Sonora, with 
letters of introduction and recommendation to Governor Gandara, from Bishop Allemany, 
the Mexican Consul, and a number of other prominent persons, and there acted as a 
spv upon the Americans, causing the arrest and imprisonment of a number of them at 
Mazatlan. He has been once imprisoned himself, at Mazatlan, for stealing, and was 
once sent to the mines, and set at work with a ball and chain to his leg, as a convict. 
He managed, however, to escape, and came to Upper California. He is one of the 
most plausible men living; and, although having a wife living in Brooklyn, he was 
engaged to be married, in 1849, to a daughter of Senor Pacheco, a wealthy ranchero, 
living at what is known as "Pacheco's Pass," in whose confidence he ingratiated 
himself. By some means, however. Pacheco was informed of the fact that he was a 
married man, and broke off the match. Once before, he had endeavored to marry a young 
girl in La Paz. During the time he was in the regiment, he was guilty of a great number 
of larcenies, from the disgrace and punishment of which he escaped. He speaks Spanish 
like a native, is a fine-looking, bold, dashing fellow, as brave as a lion, and without 
any conscience to trouble him for his evil deeds. An interesting scrap in his history 
is that he was once a member of the Society of Shakers, at New Lebanon, New York, 
but was obliged to leave on account of being discovered in stealing some of the funds. 
It is said that after his last escape from La Paz, he shipped on board a whaler at Mag- 
dalena Bay. 

Dante Society Hears Renaissance Music at the Clark Library 

An evening of princely music in a ducal setting was provided for members and friends of the Dante 
Alighieri Society of Los Angeles at the Clark Library on the evening of May 22. The University Col- 
legium Musicum, under the direction of Professor Walter Rubsamen, presented a program of "Music at an 
Italian Court of the Quattrocento," consisting of secular and religious compositions of the Renaissance. 
It was especially appropriate for performance in the drawing room of the Library, the design of which is 
based on the Sala del Collegio of the Venetian Doge's palace. 

Arrangements for the evening were made by Professor Charles Speroni of the Italian Department, Pres- 
ident of the Society. 



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Model of the new Dickson Art Center. 



The Shapes of Things to Come 

"UCLA: Past, Present, and Future" is depicted in an exhibit in the Main Library, which will be 
shown until July 5. Visiting alumni and the many other guests who come to UCLA at Commencement time 
will be able to see here something of what has been happening to the campus since they last saw it, and 
gain an idea of the University's near-fantastic growth. Much of the exhibit will be concerned with the 
physical growth of the campus from its virgin site to the present state of development, with many new 
buildings and others in progress. 

The display includes photographic records of the construction of several new structures from the 
ground up, and water color renderings showing what some buildings, such as the new Dickson Art Center, 
may be expected to look like. There will also be a series of aerial photographs of the campus, showing 
its overall growth (and, incidentally, that of Westwood) during six decades. The watercolors and many 
of the photographs have been loaned by the University's Office of Architects and Engineers. Other his- 
torical materials, including books, photographs, and several objects defying classification, have been 
supplied for the exhibit by the University Archivist. 

New Charge Record Procedures Are Employed at the Loan Desk 

The Circulation Department has instituted new and faster methods of filing and discharging its re- 
cords of book loans. Two formerly separate files, for the three-week charges and for the longer-term 
charges, have been combined into a single loan file, containing records of outstanding three-week charges 
and charges to faculty members, the bindery, and other Library departments, as well as records of searches 
and replacement orders. By use of a newly-acquired, faster machine, the IBM 188 Alphabetic Collator, 
the Circulation Department staff will be able to keep the Loan File up to date by making daily additions 
and removals of charge cards. 



New charges will be processed in batches four times each day and kept in a small file of daily ac- 
tivity for consultation at the Loan Desk before they are merged into the main Loan File. The use of 
these more current and more accurately compiled files for book charges are expected to contribute greatly 
to the speed and accuracy of public service at the Loan Desk. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Carol Bostrom, a new Senior Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, has studied at Santa Monica 
City College and Willis Business College, and has worked as an accounting clerk for local business firms. 

Nancy Graham, newly appointed Administrative Assistant in the Biomedical Library, earned her Bach- 
elor's degree in psychology at Colorado College. She has held positions of personnel interviewer for the 
System Development Corporation and executive secretary for Arthur D. Little, Inc. 

Richard Kaplan has joined the Reference Department staff as a Senior Library Assistant. Mr. Kaplan 
earned his Bachelor's degree in English at the Berkeley campus of the University, and has published 
poems and short stories in several literary quarterlies and little magazines. 

Milan J. Mylan, Custodian at the Clark Library for the past sixteen years, was presented with a pin 
recognizing his twenty-five years of service to the University at an informal ceremony on May 27. 

/. M. Edelstein has submitted his resignation as Medieval and Renaissance Bibliographer, to accept 
a position in July as head of a newly established Department of Special Collections at New York Univer- 
sity. 

Other resignations have been received from Mrs. Ruth Adams, Librarian I in the College Library; 
Martha Eszes, Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department; Amelia Ouashie, Senior Library 
Assistant in the Catalog Department; and Sandra Satin, Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and 
Mathematical Sciences Library. 

Jan Damnovits 

Janos and Johanne Damnavits have announced the birth of a son, Jan, their first child, on May 19. 
Johanne had, until that date, served as Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office. 

Publishers' Exhibit of School Books 

An exhibit of school books for elementary and secondary school grades is on display until July I in 
the Curriculum Laboratory, 246 Moore Hall. Books from the lists of fifty American publishers are shown. 
The Curriculum Laboratory is open Monday to Friday, 9 a m. to 12 noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Visitors 

Kemp Clark, Chairman of the Division of Neurological Surgery at the Southwestern Medical School 
of the University of Texas, in Dallas, visited the Biomedical Library on May 18 to study aspects of li- 
brary design which might be useful for the planning of a new library at his school. 

Thornton T. Shively, Documents Librarian at the California State College, Hayward, visited the Govern- 
ment Publications Room and the Art Library on May 25. 

Matko Rojnic, University Librarian of the University of Zagreb, visited the Library this week in the 
course of his tour of the United States under the visitip" 'eader program of the State Department. 

R. S. Howey, Professor of Economics in the School of Business at the University of Kansas, visited 
UCLA this week to consult with Mr. Vosper and Miss Georgi on the development of our collections in 
business history for the Robert E. Gross Collection. 



June 5, 1964 109 

'Consilia' Literature 

A collection of juridical works dating from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, recently acquired 
by the Library, contains much interesting material for the legal history of the later Middle Ages and the 
early modern period, especially in Italy. The works are, in part, of a jurisprudential nature and, in part, 
the outgrowth of actual legal practice. Among the latter are forensic disputations, decisions of the Roman 
Rota (one of the supreme tribunals of the papal Curia), and a fairly large series of Consilia of various 
Italian jurists, which form the most important part of the collection. 

The Consilia ate opinions on law cases given by juridical experts at the invitation of the courts, 
and often upon the request of the litigants. The Consilia thus hold an intermediate position between the 
jurisprudential literature of Roman law, which largely formed the framework of their decisions, and the 
case law which since the twelfth century had developed everywhere in Europe, although only in England 
did it take the special character which is subsumed under the concept of the Common Law. 

The Iji jisommune of Ita ly, to which the Consilia are closely related, differs from English Common Law 
in that it is not in itself made up of court decisions, but is essentially Ro man l aw with the accretions of 
medieval glossatorial and post-glossatorial interpretations. This Italian type of "Common Law" was ap- 
plied to practical law cases by the Consilia experts for the benefit of the courts. In an indirect fashion, 
court decisions based on the Consilia could become part of Italian "Common Law" by being absorbed into 
Roman jurisprudence. 

These remarks are meant only to draw attention to a valuable new portion of the Library, and they do not 
do full justice to the importance of an all-too-neglected type of source material for the history of Italian 
law. The interest of a representative selection of Consilia literature, such as that acquired by the Li- 
brary, is not exhausted by its jurisprudential or generally juridical character; these sources also shed 
much light on the social conditions of the time, because they deal in considerable detail with the prac- 
tical conditions and the legal differences of everyday life. 

Gerhart B. Ladner 
Professor of History 



Tun-Huang Manuscripts 

The Oriental Library recently acquired a catalogue, entitled Tun-Huang I Shu Tsung Mu So Yin (Peking: 
Commercial Press, 1962), which lists the locations of holdings of the Tun-Huang manuscripts. The cata- 
logue consists of four parts, with an index, indicating the manuscripts in the Peking Library, in the British 
Museum, in the Biblioth^que Nationale, and in smaller collections of individuals and libraries in China and 
Japan. Tun-Huang manuscripts in the United States are not listed, but their number is considered small 
compared with those in England and France. 

When the northwestern frontiers of China were about to be overrun by barbarian tribes in the eleventh 
century A.D., thousands of scrolls of manuscripts were put into hiding in the Caves of the Thousand Bud- 
dhas near Tun Huang in Kansu province. There they remained in the dry, sealed caves for almost nine 
centuries, unknown to the world and undisturbed by the wars that raged around them. Since their discovery 
in 1899, the British Museum has acquired about 7,000 scrolls, the Biblioth&que Nationale about 4,500, and 
the Peking Library more than 8,000. The remaining 3,000 scrolls are scattered in public and private collec- 
tions. 

UCLA has two of these manuscripts, one in the Tibetan language and the other in Chinese, acquired 
some time ago by Professors Ensho Ashikaga and Richard Rudolph, of the Department of Oriental Lan- 
guages. Both manuscripts contain portions of Buddhist Sutras. 



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Publications and Activities 

Doyce Nunis has edited The California Diary of Faxon Dean Atherton, 1836-1839 (San Francisco: 
California Historical Society, 1964), which has just been published in a handsome edition printed by 
the Ward Ritchie Press. The volume of 246 pages has illustrations and maps, and is priced at $12.50. 

Andrew Horn has written a review article for the April issue of The Library Quarterly on "A Bibli- 
graphical Method for the Description of Eighteenth-Century Botanical Books," referring to Allan 
Stevenson's explanation of his methods in Part I of Volume II of the Catalogue of the Botanical Books 
in the Collection of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt. 

William Kurth's Survey of the Interlibrary Loan Operation of the National Library of Medicine (U.S. 
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1962) was favorably reviewed in the same issue of The 
Library Quarterly. 

Part two of Inkeri Rank's article on "The Role of the Public Library in Liberal Adult Education" 
has been published in the May number of Canadian Library, the bulletin of the Canadian Library As- 
sociation. 

Robert Vosper has been appointed to the Honorary Committee for the establishment of a society of 
Friends of the Gennadius Library in Athens. The basis for the Gennadeion was perhaps the finest li- 
brary, ancient or modern, ever to have been assembled in Greece by one man, the collection of the Greek 
diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius. He donated his collection in 1922 to the American School 
of Classical Studies, in Athens, the Carnegie Corporation provided funds for a special building, and the 
Greek government supplied a site. It is now one of the important rare book libraries of the world, de- 
serving of special help to extend its collections. 

Everett Moore presided at one of the general sessions of a workshop on the Master Plan for Public 
Libraries in California, co-sponsored by the California Library Association and the California State Li- 
brary, and held in Palm Springs on May 24 to 27. 

Louise Darling has been in San Francisco this week to preside at the annual confe ""nee of the Med- 
ical Library Association at the St. Francis Hotel, June 1 to 4. On Tuesday morning Miss Darling gave 
her President's Address. 

Seymour Lubetzky spoke on "The Revision of the Cataloging Code, 1964," at the opening session 
of the MLA conferenc on June 2. 

Sherry Terzian spoke on Tuesday to the Hospitals Group of the MLA in San Francisco, on the expe- 
rience of the Hospitals and Institutions Round Table of the California Library Association in exhibiting 
professional library literature at the conference of the Association of Western Hospitals. 

Richard Zumwinkle's review of Freedom of Speech and Press m America, by Edward G. Hudon, has 
been published in the May issue of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. 

Dean Powell lectured on Tuesday, at the Berkeley Campus, and on Wednesday, at the Davis Campus, 
on "The Lure of Californiana," in a series on "Californiana: Selecting and Collecting the Literature," 
presented by the School of Librarianship and University of California Extension, Berkeley. 

Lorraine Mathies was initiated into Delta Kappa Gamma, the international honor society for women 
in education, on May 23. Membership is based upon recognition of achievement in professional standards 
and service in the field of education. 



June 5, 1964 111 

Everett Moore's Issues of Freedom in American Libraries has just been published by the American 
Library Association (50 East Huron Street, Chicago, 111., $1.75)- The book is a collection of Mr. Moore's 
articles which were first published in the "Intellectual Freedom" department of the ALA Bulletin from 
I960 to 1963. 

Three books by Dean Powell {The Alchemy of Books, Books in My Baggage, and Passion for Books) 
ate included in a preliminary list of 127 classics in librarianship, compiled by Ted Kneebone, Librarian 
of Nebraska Wesleyan University. 

Charlotte Georgi has accepted a two-year appointment to the Business Reference Services Committee 
of the American Library Association's Reference Services Division. 

Systems Planning Committee 

Anthony Hall has been named chairman of the UCLA Library Systems Planning Committee, with re- 
sponsibility to advise the University Librarian on such matters as work analysis, forms control, and pro- 
posals for the use of data processing equipment. The committee will aid in establishing planned and 
organized systems for the internal operations of the Library, and will assist in keeping Library staff mem- 
bers informed of the meaning and importance of systems planning Serving on the committee with Mr. Hall 
will be James Cox, Ralph Johnson, Norah Jones, Esther Koch, William Kurth, Elizabeth Norton, Fred 
Roper, and Johanna Tallman. 

How to Serve Man 

An arresting telephone query to the Reference Department came from a young man who appears to have 
bizarre tastes coupled with a weight problem: "How many calories," he wondered, "are there in a human 
pound?" It is now too late, perhaps, but the gentleman's interest in Long Pig might have been diverted 
by referral to a new U.S. Government Publication, no. A 1.35:293/2, The Meat-Type Hog (Revised). 

Nonetheless, our candidate for Enticing Title of the Month comes from the Author's Book Distributors, 
of Scarsdale, who have just published Meyer D. Siegel's Religion Is Here to Stay: Whether You Like It 
or Not. 

IBM Seminar on Library Mechanization 

Fifty-two public, college, and university librarians attended a seminar on library mechanization on 
May 25 to 27, as part of the customer executive program conducted by the International Business Machines 
Corporation at its Education Center in Endicott, New York. James Cox presented a paper on the UCLA 
IBM Circulation Control System, and participated in one panel discussion on circulation control and in 
another on library statistics. Other papers were read on the mechanization of acquisitions procedures, 
catalog card and book catalog production, accounting procedures, statistics, and serials records control. 
In addition, there was a panel discussion on "getting started" in library mechanization. 

One evening of the seminar was given over to discussion of library problems in mechanization. 
Papers and discussions dealt broadly with existing and projected plans for automation, ranging from 
punched-card equipment to computers and a total systems approach to library mechanization. Mr. Cox had, 
he reports, three days of fruitful exchange of ideas with other librarians actively planning some aspect of 
automation and with the IBM staff, who also arranged excellent demonstrations of forms of library mecha- 
nization on punched-card equipment, data collection units, and computers. 

The class was housed, fed, and entertained in style at the IBM Homestead, the customer executive 
program residence on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful rolling, green countryside of south-central New 
York. 



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Staff Association Meeting 

A meeting of the Library Staff Association has been called for Thursday, June 11, at 4 p.m. in Kinsey 
Hall Room 51, to introduce the candidates for the offices of President, Vice President (President-Elect), 
and Executive Board members. The nominating committee, composed of Ralph Johnson, chairman, James 
Davis, Elizabeth Smith, Hiawatha Smith, and Persis Winegar, will send copies of the slate of nominees, 
to be received by Association members before the meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the 
floor, if prior consent of such nominees has been obtained. 

Acknowledgment 

The War Dispatches of Stephen Crane, edited by R. W. Stallman and E. R. Hagemann (New York Uni-- 
versity Press, 1964, $7.50), includes among its printed acknowledgments, "For their constant aid and 
courtesies, Hagemann thanks the Staff of the University of California Library at Los Angeles." Mr. 
Hagemann, a former faculty member in the Department of English at UCLA, also inscribed the copy he 
presented to the Department of Special Collections: "To the Staff of the Library — for whom I can never 
have enough praise — E. R. Hagemann, May 23, 1964." 

Summertime is Conference Time 

A number of present and former UCLA staff members will be speakers at several professional library 
conferences in the next few weeks. 

The University of Missouri will be host to an institute, "Introduction to Data Processing," on June 
24 to 27, an American Library Association pre-conference session jointly sponsored by the Reference 
Services Division and the Resources and Technical Services Division of the ALA. Donald Black, of the 
Library Operations Survey, will speak on "Automatic Classification and Indexing" on June 25. 

Another ALA pre-conference institute, this one on the Bibliography of Natural History, will be pre- 
sented by the Rare Books Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries on June 25 to 27 
at the University of Kansas Library, in Lawrence, and the Linda Hall Library of Science and Technology, 
in Kansas City. Richard Rudolph, Professor of Oriental Languages, is scheduled to speak on "Chinese 
and Japanese Herbals and Botanical Illustration," and Jacob Zeitlin, Los Angeles antiquarian bookseller 
and Friend of the Library, will talk about "Natural History Books from a Bookseller's Point of View." 

John Goodlad, Director of the University Elementary School, will give the principal address, on "Emerg- 
ing Patterns in Curriculum," at yet another ALA pre-conference institute on June 26 at the Statler-Hilton 
Hotel, St. Louis: the Institute on Curriculum Design and Educational Media, sponsored by the American 
Association of School Librarians, of the ALA, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum De- 
velopment and the Department of Audiovisual Instruction, both of the National Education Association. 

Everett Moore, Assistant University Librarian, will be a member of the panel discussing "Intellectual 
Freedom vs. the Censors — The Public Library's Responsibility," at the joint meeting on June 29 of the 
Public Library Association and the Committee on Intellectual Freedom, at the ALA annual conference in 
St. Louis. 

The annual conference of the Graduate Library School, University of Chicago, on July 6 to 8, will be 
devoted to topics concerning the intellectual foundations of library education. Among the speakers will 
be Abraham Kaplan, Professor of Philosophy, formerly of UCLA and now at the University of Michigan, 
on "A Philosophy of Library Education;" Robert Hayes, Professor of Library Service, UCLA, on "The 
Development of a Methodology for System Design and Its Role in Library Education;" and Gordon Williams, 
formerly Assistant University Librarian at UCLA, and now Director of the Midwest Inter-Library Center, 
in Chicago, on "The Librarian's Role in Developing Book Collections." 



June 5, 1964 113 



Librarian's Notes 

Occasionally 1 feel disheartened as 1 am forcefully made aware of shortcomings in our services to 
both students and faculty. I grant the shortcomings and assume we can remove them. I also fondly hope 
that there may be cases in which we are providing reasonably satisfactory service so that we have sup- 
porters (seldom heard from) as well as detractors (frequently heard from). 

One day's mail a week ago reassured me to a considerable extent. From Mrs. Barbara Jacobsen, 
President of the Family School Alliance of UCLA's University Elementary School, I received a check 
for the purchase of books for the UES Library, in honor of the retirement of Dr. Lorraine M. Sherer, As- 
sociate Professor of Education. From Professor Jessie Rhulman, Historian of the UCLA Faculty Women, 
I received a check to purchase books memorializing the following deceased members of the Faculty: 
Mrs. Clara Humphries of the Art Department, Dr. Lucy Gaines of the History Department, Miss Myrta 
McClellan of the Geography Department, and Dr. Kate Gordon Moore of the Psychology Department. This 
gift is, appropriately, to be used for book purchases in the subject fields of those four ladies. The same 
mail brought still another check, from the Inter-Organizational Council representing students in the Grad- 
uate School of Business Administration, for the purchase of books for the Business Administration Li- 
brary. 

We have received during the year a variety of other gifts of funds and of books, but I am particularly 
heartened by and grateful for these three recent gifts to extend our collections, coming as they do from 
students, from faculty, and from friends of the University. Every gift book purchased with funds of this 
sort is bookplated to identify the donor, and where appropriate the name of the person memorialized is 
added, and I am fully convinced that gifts of this sort have a remarkable vitality because they reach large 
numbers of students and teachers over a great long time. 



On Tuesday, May 19, the Academic Senate Library Committees for 1963/64 and 1964/65 met in joint 
session to consider plans for use of the 1964/65 book budget. The basic grant (exclusive of gift funds) 
will be $906,587 for books and subscriptions, not including binding costs. Approval was given to a 
policy for assignment of individual faculty study rooms in the new University Research Library. 

The 1964/65 Committee members are Irving Pfeffer (Business Administration), chairman, D. E. 
Atkinson (Chemistry), R. N. Burr (History), Charles Gullans (English), A. H. Horn (Library Service), 
M. A. Melkanoff (Engineering), J. Puhvel (Linguistics), J. P. Seward (Psychology), K. H. York (Law), 
and the University Librarian ex ojjicio. 

R.V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contribaung Editor: J. M. Edelstein. Contributors to this 
issue: Sheila Bernstein, William Conway, James Cox, Janet Dodenhoff, Sue Folz, Ralph Johnson, Edwin 
Kaye, Robert Lewis, Juli Miller, Man-Hing Mok, William Osuga, Lawrence Clark Powell, Wilbur Smith, 
Jean Tuckerman, Robert Vosper. 



I4(^i^^ ^^^Jjhraru 



ranan 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNrA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 17, Number 16 



June 19, 1964 




The Los Angeles Aqueduct 

Manuscripts, photographs, books, and ephemera relating to the construction of the Los Angeles 
Aqueduct are shown in an exhibit in the Department of Special Collections. In the entrance hallway 
are views of construction throughout the extent of the Aqueduct from the Owens Valley to San Fer- 
nando. Displayed in the exhibit case of the Department's reading room are souvenirs and photographs 
of the formal opening of the Aqueduct in November 1913 (shown here in a photograph by the Los Ange- 
les Department of Water and Power), as well as pamphlets, official reports on construction progress, 
and scenes of life in Owens Valley before the project was begun. Two Mary Austin items are in the 
exhibit: her letter explaining why her husband refused to sell his water rights to the City of Los An- 
geles, and the first edition of her Land of Little Ram (Boston and New York, 1904), describing life 
in the Owens Valley. 



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Acknowledgment 

"It is quite literally a privilege to be able to express appreciation for the reference material made 
available by the Library of the University of California at Los Angeles; the Los Angeles Public Library; 
and, most abundantly, by that peregrinating Parnassus on wheels, the rolling research center and cruis- 
ing cultural asset of our community: the Bookmobile of the Los Angeles County Library, and all those 
who have staffed it!" -H. Arthur Klein, of Malibu, in the Foreword to his Graphic Worlds of Peter Brue 
ghel the Elder (New York: Dover, 1963). 

Personnel Notes 

Sandra Davey, new Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, earned her Bachelor's 
degree in international relations and her Master's in political science at UCLA. 

Norwan Dudley has joined the Librarian's Office as a Librarian I. Mr. Dudley earned his Bachelor's 
degree in English literature at Harvard University and his Master's in library service at UCLA. He has 
served in management positions in several California business firms. 

Belle Fainberg has been reclassified from Senior Typist Clerk in the Oral History Program to Li- 
brarian I in the Acquisitions Department. Miss Fainberg earned her Bachelor's degree in sociology at 
UCLA and, this month, her Master's in library service. 

Richard Gercken has resigned his position as Principal Clerk in the Librarian's Office. He earned 
his Master's degree in library service at UCLA this month, and has accepted a position on the staff of 
the New York Public Library. 

Other resignations have been received from Adolph Baumann, Senior Library Assistant in the Cir- 
culation Department; Mrs. Joyce Doetkott, Secretary-Stenographer in the Oral History Program; Mrs. Carol 
Grey, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department; Mrs. Shirley Hawkins, Principal Library 
Assistant in the Theater Arts Library; Michael janusz. Senior Library Assistant in the Reference De- 
partment; Mrs. Barbara Olson, Administrative Assistant in the Biomedical Library; and Nancy Schoenbrun, 
Senior Library Assistant in the Regional Technical Reports Center. 

Mrs. Irene Kerneklis and Leo Linder have been presented with awards for ten years of service to the 
University. 

Visitors 

Juan Jose Cardona, of the faculty of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, came to UCLA on 
May 29 to visit the Center of Latin American Studies and to confer on library matters with Ana Guerra 
and William Woods. 

Om P. Kaushal, Professor of Business Administration at the University of Lucknow, visited the 
Business Administration Library on May 30 to consult with the Librarian on questions of reference and 
bibliographical research. 

Visitors to the Biomedical Library, preceding and following the Medical Library Association annual 
meeting in San Francisco the first week in June, were Mrs. Emi Akiyama, Acting Librarian of the Cornell 
University Medical College Library; Mrs. Helen Kovacs, Librarian of the State University of New York 
Downstate Medical Center Library, in Brooklyn; Mrs. Mildred Langner, Librarian of the Jackson Memorial 
Library, University of Miami School of Medicine; Mrs. Raissa Maurin, Medical Librarian of the Veterans 
Administration Hospital at Coral Gables, Florida; Phyllis Wang, Serials Librarian of the Falk Library, 
University of Pittsburgh;and WZ/ma W;nZers, Librarian of the Retina Foundation Library, in Boston. 



June 19, 1964 11" 

MLA Annual Conference 

The sixty-third annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, held at the St. Francis Hotel in 
San Francisco on June 1 to 4, attracted more than 450 delegates from all sections of the U.S. and Canada. 
Louise Darling, President of the Association, conducted the opening session and gave the annual Pres- 
ident's Address. Miss Darling urged delegates to consider with care the implications of new academic 
programs for the training of science information specialists. She posed a series of searching questions 
designed to stimulate interest in ways to coordinate the new types of training with traditional preparation 
for medical librarianship. 

Speakers at general sessions, where seven of the thirteen papers dealt with machine methods in li- 
braries, reinforced Miss Darling's thesis that medical librarians must exploit all of the advantages of au- 
tomation. An ambitious project for using the digital computer for cooperative cataloging procedures at 
the medical libraries of Harvard, Yale, and Columbia was described by Frederick G. Kilgour, Librarian of 
the Yale Medical Library. 

The Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System (MEDLARS) developed at the National Library 
of Medicine was the subject of papers by a team of librarians who have shared responsibility for perfect- 
ing that system. The current and potential capabilities of MEDLARS were reviewed. Human ecology, be- 
havioral sciences, and social sciences were discussed under the chairmanship of Scott Adams, Deputy 
Director of the National Library of Medicine, under the topic "Emerging Disciplines in the Health Sci- 
ences and Their Impact on Health Science Libraries." 

On Tuesday, the new Director of the National Library of Medicine, Dr. Martin M. Cummings, was in- 
troduced to the convention. Dr. Cummings spoke on the Library's hopeful plans to further medical librar- 
ianship in several new ways, including aid toward the construction and alteration of medical library quar- 
ters, support of research in information storage and retrieval, a program of retraining for medical librar- 
ians, assistance for international medical communications, and, finally, the promotion of regional medical 
libraries. 

Two short courses in machine methods in libraries were offered to convention delegates. A basic 
seminar in punched-card principles, using facilities provided by the IBM Education Center in San Fran- 
cisco, was given for librarians having little or no knowledge of mechanization. A more advanced seminar 
dealt with the "implications of machines in medical libraries: social, economic, and administrative." 

UCLA was well represented at the annual meeting: Miss Darling presided at several sessions as MLA 
President; Everett Moore attended on behalf of the California Library Association; Seymour Lubetzky 
spoke on cataloging code revision; Fred Roper conducted a seminar on machine methods; Sherry Terzian 
spoke to the Hospital Libraries group; and Reidar Sognnaes, Dean of the School of Dentistry, was guest 
of honor at the Dental School Libraries Group luncheon. 

Publications and Activities 

Helen Carey was elected Vice President of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries for 
1964-65 at the Association's annual meeting at the Villa Frascati restaurant on May 21, at which Robert 
Faris presided as outgoing President. David Allan, Doris Bondurant, Paul Harris, Frances Holbrook, 
Momoko Murakami, Louis Piacenza, and Judith Ryan, of the UCLA Law Library, also attended. 

The panel discussion on "The Writer in an Automated World," by Eric Hoffer, Robert Kirsch, and 
Kenneth Rexroth, and moderated by Lawrence Clark Powell, at the annual conference of the California Li- 
brary Association last December, has been published in the April issue of the California Librarian. The 
same issue has a President's Message from Everett Moore. 

Johanna Tallman has written an article on "Bibliographic Use of Serial Records" for the Fall and 
Winter 1963 issue of Sci-Tech News. 



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Crifif Failf to Ftop Britifh Bookfeller 

A staff member in the Department of Special Collections, while routinely checking List No. CP/81 of 
London bookseller G. W. Walford, was thrown off his pace by the following note on page 32: 

ELECTRICAL ANTIQUARIAN NOTE: 

The letter between "r" and "t" out of order. Until repaired we fubftitute "f". Apologief! 
Forry! G.W. 

Thereafter, from The Crifif, by William Moore, through periodicalf like OMNIBUF Magazine, PHILO- 
FOPHICAL Ftudief, PFYCHICAL Refearch, FOCIETY for Pure Englifh Tractf, and FTUDIO, to the MIF- 
CELLANEOUF material on page 37, Mr. Walford employs his modern approximation to the long "s." And 
the reader can rather easily adjust to the innovation, although it can be a trifle disconcerting, as in item 
390: 

PAGE'f Magazine. (Later Page'f Engineering Weekly). Dealing with the Engineering, 
Electrical, Fhipbuilding, Iron & Fteel, Mining & Allied Induftrief. Volf 1 to 30 1902- 
17.; 30 half-yearly volf, 4to, uniform in binderf cloth, 2 backftripf worn, elfe good. 
Many platef, diagf, illuf. 
NB: Heavy volumef — poftage to UFA for example approx. $20.00 

$22.40 £8. 



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The Library 
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A copy of this bookplate will be placed in each 
of the books in the Theodore E. Cummings Col- 
lection of Hebraica and Judaica. The distinc- 
tive bookplate was especially prepared for the 
Library by a distinguished graphic designer, 
Professor Robert F. Heinecken, of the Depart- 
ment of Art, and it was printed by Grant Dahlstrom: 
The Castle Press, one of California's foremost 
fine printers. 



Mr. Vosper Is Elected ALA President 

The election of Robert Vosper as Vice President, President-Elect of the American Library Associa- 
tion was announced this week at the ALA's Annual Conference, in St. Louis. He will take office as 
President, for the year 1965-66, at the close of next year's Conference, in Detroit. He will succeed 
Edwin Castagna, Director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore. 

Mr. Vosper is the fourth West Coast librarian to be elected President of the ALA in its 88-year his- 
tory. Two earlier presidents (Judson Toll Jennings, 1923-24, and John S. Richards, 1955-56) were City 
Librarians of Seattle, and one (Althea H. Warren, 1943-44) was City Librarian of Los Angeles. 

Local Bookman Is Chosen Head of Booksellers Association 

Louis Epstein, Proprietor of the Pickwick Bookshop in Hollywood, has been elected President of 
the American Booksellers Association. Mr. Epstein has long been an active spokesman for the retail 
booktrade, both locally and nationally. His own career in bookselling has spanned all varieties of books- 
new, out-of-print, rare, remainders, and paperbacks. (Another Los Angeles bookseller has also served 
as ABA President, Robert B. Campbell, of Westwood.) 



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StaH Association Election Results 

Anthony Hall was elected President of the Library Staff Association for 1964/65 in the staff elec- 
tions last month. Evert Volkersz was chosen Vice President, President-Elect. The new members of the 
Executive Board, serving two-year terms, are Marcia Endore, Frances Rose, and Jean Tuckerman. Anita 
Hall and Mildred Williams, who have served the Association during the past year as, respectively, Treas- 
urer and Secretary, are continuing members of the Executive Board. 

Student Professional Assistants In the NPI Libraries 

The Professional Staff and Patients' Libraries of the Neuropsychiatric Institute have offered since 
1962 the opportunity for library school students to receive specialized training and experience as Student 
Professional Assistants. The two students now serving. Sheila Gorelick and Barbara Wittels, expect to 
receive their Master's degrees from the School of Library Service in August. 

Publications and Activities 

Robert Vosper was the editor of the April issue of Library Trends, an issue devoted to "European 
University Libraries: Current Status and Developments." Only two of the articles (Harald L. Tveteras 
on "Scandinavian University and College Libraries" and R. O. MacKenna on "Recent Developments in 
University Librarianship in Great Britain"), as well as Mr. Vosper's Introduction, were written in English; 
the others were translated into English by UCLA Library staff members. Rudolf Engelbarts translated 
two articles from the German language: Carl Wehmer's "The Organization and Origins of German Univer- 
sity Libraries" and Josef Hofinger's "Developments in Austrian University Libraries;" Richard O'Brien 
translated Paul Poindron's "French University Libraries;" Paul Miles translated Javier Lasso de la 
Vega's "University Libraries in Spain and Portugal;" J. M. Edelstein translated Silvano Gerevini's "The 
Organization and Problems of University Libraries in Italy;" Alex Baer translated L. I. Vladimirov's "The 
Accomplishments of University Libraries in the Soviet Union;" and Ljerka Markic-Cucukovic translated 
Matko Rojnic's "University Libraries in Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, and Bulgaria." 

Ardis Lodge has written an article on the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Citation, which is awarded each 
year to an outstanding reference librarian, for the July issue of RQ, the publication of the Reference Serv- 
ices Division of the American Library Association. 

The American Library Association has just published, under the title Student Use of Libraries: An 
Inquiry into the Needs of Students, Libraries, and the Educational Process, the papers of the Conference 
within a Conference at the 1963 ALA annual meeting in Chicago. The contributions of Robert Hayes and 
Everett Moore are included in the volume. 

Lawrence Clark Powell and Johanna Tallman were participants in the Seminar on Educational Policy 
and Curriculum Planning, held June 14 to 19 at the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center under the sponsor- 
ship of the Engineering-Gadjah Mada Project. AID participants from Gadjah Mada University, in Jogjakarta, 
Indonesia, attended the sessions, which were addressed by University of California faculty members. 
Dean Powell spoke on "TTie Importance of the Library in Higher Education," and Mrs. Tallman spoke on 
"Universities, and Science and Technical Libraries." 

Everett Moore has been elected Vice Chairman, Chairman-Elect of the University Libraries Section 
of the Association of College and Research Libraries, of the American Library Association. 

Elizabeth Norton has been elected Vice Chairman, Chairman-Elect of the Serials Section of the ALA's 
Resources and Technical Services Division. 



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Progress Report on Personnel Matters 

Salary range adjustments of approximately five percent for professional librarians and for a few other 
classifications in the University Library system went into effect on January 1, 1964. At the same time 
over-maximum steps for these classes were eliminated, with the result that a number of senior staff mem- 
bers failed to get an increase in pay. Moreover, Senior Library Assistants, Principal Library Assistants, 
and other nonprofessional classes failed at that time to qualify for range adjustments under the criteria 
established by the State legislature. 

Since January 1, efforts have been made by the University Librarian, the Library Council, the Uni- 
versity, and the California State Employees Association to provide further adjustments in salary ranges, 
and progress is being made along the following lines: 

1. CSEA representatives are urging the State Personnel Board to increase salaries for classes 
that did not receive increases on January 1, as well as for other classes whose ranges they 
believe to be trailing prevailing rates. A decision on salaries is expected from the Board 
in July. 

2. A University-wide study of clerical classes and salary ranges is nearing completion. 

3. The Statewide Personnel Office is now reviewing the proposal endorsed by the Library 
Council to expand the Library Assistant series to provide further nonprofessional career 
opportunities. 

4. The Library Council has proposed a revised professional salary structure which takes 
special note of the need to raise the range for Librarian II and to provide an over- 
maximum step based upon distinguished performance in each class. 

5. The new merit salary program for nonacademic employees includes a distinguished per 
formance step above the maximum in each classification. 

Action on most of these fronts is expected soon and should result in a more equitable and encourag- 
ing salary situation for University Library staff members. 

P. A. 

Summer Session of the Library School 

The Library School's six-weeks Summer Session has enrolled sixty students for the intensive five- 
day week schedule of classes. In addition to Miss Boyd and Dean Powell of the regular faculty, two 
visiting members are offering courses. Richard H. Dillon, Librarian of the Sutro Library of San Francisco 
and prolific western historian, is teaching "Historical Bibliography" and "Libraries and Literature of the 
Southwest." Lewis F. Stieg, University Librarian and Professor of Library Science at the University of 
Southern California, is teaching "Method and Theory of Bibliography." 

Miss Boyd is teaching "Public Library Administration" and Dean Powell's courses are the "Introduc- 
tion to Librarianship" and "Special Problems in the Selection of Materials and the Evaluation of Collec- 
tions." 

Dean Powell also reports that enrollment for the coming year is at maximum. 



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Personnel Notes 

The following promotions and reclassifications were effective on July 1: From Librarian III to Li- 
brarian IV, Donald Black, Consultant on Automation and Information Science; David Esplin, Anglo-Ameri- 
can Bibliographer; Anthony Hall, Coordinator of Technical Services; Robert Lewis, Assistant Head of the 
Biomedical Library; and Mrs. Man-Hing Mok, Head of the Oriental Library. 

Reclassified from Librarian II to Librarian III were Mildred Badger, Head of the Order Clearing Sec- 
tion of the Acquisitions Department; Alex Baer, Slavic Bibliographer; Shimeon Brisman, Hebraica-Judaica 
Bibliographer; Robert Eckert, Head of the Order Preparation Section of the Acquisitions Department; 
Lorraine Mathies, Head of the Education Library; Mrs. Jean Moore, Head of the Art Library; and Helene 
Schimansky, Romance languages cataloger in the Catalog Department. 

Mrs. Constance Bullock, technical processes librarian in the College Library; Mrs. Cera Freeman, 
Head of the Geology Library; Patricia Hall, continuations cataloger in the Catalog Department; Maurice 
LaPierre, Administrative Assistant to the Head of the Acquisitions Department; Mrs. Shih-Hsiang Lin, 
cataloger in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs; Flora Okazaki, cataloger in the Biomedical 
Library; Fred Roper, Serials Record Project Librarian in the Biomedical Library; Mrs. Diane Tallmadge, 
Slavic languages cataloger in the Catalog Department; Robert Ting, cataloger in the Engineering and 
Mathematical Sciences Library; Mrs. jean Tuckerman, reference librarian in the Reference Department; 
and Mrs. Gloria Werner, Head of Public Services in the Biomedical Library, have been reclassified from 
Librarian I to Librarian II. 

Barbara Adam has been promoted from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. 
Miss Adam earned her Bachelor's degree in zoology at UCLA. 

Iris Altman has been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Depart- 
ment. She has been studying political science at UCLA. 

Zelma Bateman, who has been reclassified from Clerk in the Physics Library to Senior Library As- 
sistant in the Circulation Department, earned her Bachelor's degree in zoology at UCLA. 

Robert Dickson is the new Principal Library Assistant in charge of the Theater Arts Library. Mr. 
Dickson worked as a Clerk in the Theater Arts Library for the last two years, while studying theater 
arts at UCLA. 

Mrs. Martha Gnudi has accepted an appointment as Librarian III in the Biomedical Library. She earned 
her Bachelor's degree in classics and history at USC, her Master's in library service at Columbia Univer- 
sity, and her Doctorate in Italian letters at the University of Bologna. Mrs. Gnudi has served as Research 
Assistant in the History of Medicine and Librarian of the Webster Library of Plastic Surgery, at the Colum- 
bia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. 

Mrs. Genevieve Hoskins has accepted appointment as Senior Library Assistant in the Education Li- 
brary. Mrs. Hoskins has held library positions in the Jefferson City (Mo.) Public Library, the Naval Train- 
ing Center in San Diego, the University of Missouri, and the Central Intelligence Agency. 

Mrs. San Oak Kim, newly appointed Librarian I in the Acquisitions Department, earned her Bachelor's 
degree in history at the University's Berkeley campus and her Master's in library service at UCLA. While 
studying in the library school, she served as a Student Professional Assistant in the Neuropsychiatric 
Institute Libraries. 

David Kofsky has joined the staff as a Senior Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loans Section of 
the Reference Department. He earned his Bachelor's degree in philosophy and psychology at UC Berkeley. 

Sherri Leff, newly appointed Secretary-Stenographer in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences 
Library, has studied liberal arts at the University of Miami. 






July 3, 1964 123 

Mrs. Lorraine Morns has joined the staff of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library as ? 
Senior Library Assistant. Mrs. Morris worked for the Library for several years in the Circulation Depart- 
ment and in the Institute of Industrial Relations Library. 

Eileen Shigaki, new Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, has been studying 
Oriental languages at UCLA. 

Mrs. Dorothy Sisson, the new Secretary-Stenographer in the Oral History Program, is a graduate of 
Sawyer's Business College in Los Angeles, and has held secretarial positions with several firms in this 
area. 

Irene Vennitti, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant Jn the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences 
Library, earned her Bachelor's degree in Slavic studies and philosophy at UCLA, and has been enrolled 
in the library school at USC. 

Noreen Yamamoto has been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Typist Clerk in the Acquisitions De- 
partment. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Marion Barrera, Senior Library Assistant in the Engineer- 
ing and Mathematical Sciences Library; Mrs. Shirley Caffery. Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering 
and Mathematical Sciences Library; Florence Duncan, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Depart- 
ment; Mrs. Lois Fairbanks, Secretary-Stenographer in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library; 
Bruce Holland. Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department; Barbara Johnson. Principal Li- 
brary Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library; Mrs. Karin Machleder, Senior Li- 
brary Assistant in the Acquisitions Department; Fredenca Sedgwick, Librarian II in the Periodicals Room; 
and Rose Solomon, Secretary in the Acquisitions Department. 

Visitors 

Mrs. Sonia Gruen, Librarian of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, at Yeshiva University, visited 
the Neuropsychiatric Institute Libraries and the Biomedical Library on June 13. 

A. H. Smith, of B. F. Stevens and Brown, of London, visited the UCLA Library on June 15, to con- 
sult with Elizabeth Norton, Roberta Nixon, David Bishop, and Mr. Vosper, and with George Smisor and 
Irene Knutson of the Riverside campus and John E. Smith of the Irvine campus, on serials matters. 

Ann Curran. Elfriede Kayser, and Iva Mostecky, staff members of the Harvard Medical Library, visited 
the Biomedical Library during the week of June 15. 

Amrit L. Kapoor, Assistant Librarian at the University of Delhi, visited several departments and 
services of the Library on June 15. Mr. Kapoor was touring several American libraries while en route 
home to India from the University of Illinois, where he had studied at the Graduate School of Library Serv- 
ice. 

Herman H. Fussier, Director of Libraries at the University of Chicago, visited the Library and the 
School of Library Service on June 15 to meet with Mr. Vosper and Dean Powell. 

Erwin Grochla, Professor of Economics at the University of Cologne , and Director of its Institute 
of Organization and Automation, and Mrs. Grochla. visited the Business Administration Library on June 
16 and 17 to survey current materials on management automation. 

Stig Jaatinen, of the faculty of the Helsinki School of Economics, visited the Department of Special 
Collections on June 16 to examine old atlases and maps. 



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The Evolution of the Book 

An exhibit on "The Evolution of the Book" will be shown In the Main Library from July 7 through 
July 31. Among the many items on display will be ancient clay tablets, examples of Oriental printing, a 
fourteenth -century Hebrew scroll, leaves from an illuminated manuscript, a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, 
and the Aldine Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Books printed by Plantin, Elzevier, Estienne, Baskerville, 
Pine, Bulmer, and Bodoni will be displayed, as well as books illustrated by Holbein, Diirer, Bewick, 
Cruikshank, and Eric Gill. All of the materials are from the Department of Special Collections. 

Acknowledgments 

"To Edna Davis and William Conway of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, to Esther Euler 
and Edmond Mignon of the UCLA Library," among others, Ralph Cohen acknowledges his indebtedness, 
m his The Art of Discrimination: Thomson' s 'The Seasons' and the Language of Criticism (University 
of California Press, 1964; 529 pages, 44 illustrations, $8.50), "for kind assistance in a long and provok- 
ing search for materials." He also credits the valuable help of Constance Bullock in preparing for pub- 
lication the check list of editions of The Seasons, included as an appendix. 

Charles Ramsey, Public Relations Representative for the Fluor Corporation, has written to Mrs. 
Mok to thank her for her "patient assistance in helping me gather information on the history of Korea and 
the Five Year Plan for my two articles," which appeared in the Spring issue of the colorful company maga- 
zine, Fluor-o-scope. 

New Appointment for John Finzi 

John Charles Finzi, former staff member at the Clark Library, has been appointed Coordinator for the 
Development and Organization of the Collections in the Reference Department, at the Library of Congress. 
He succeeds Paul L. Berry, who is now the Associate Director of the Library's Administrative Department. 

Mr. Finzi went to the Library of Congress as a special library recruit in 1957, after graduating from 
the library school at Berkeley. He first served as a reference librarian and bibliographer in the Reference 
Department, and then, in LC's Processing Department, as Head of the Orientalia and European Exchange 
Sections. Since January 1962, he has served in New Delhi as Director of PL 480 Programs for South Asia, 
whereby the Library of Congress and other American research libraries obtain books from India and Paki- 
stan from foreign currencies held by the United States government. 

SLA Convention 

The Special Librarian as a Creative Catalyst" was the theme of the fifty-fifth annual convention of 
the Special Libraries Association, which met in St. Louis on June 7-11. The keynote speaker was Don 
R. Swanson, Dean of the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago. 

Charlotte Georgi presided as Chairman at the several meetings of the Business and Finance Division, 
including a controversial talk on "Government in Business -Our Business," by an official of Union Elec- 
tric of St. Louis; a workshop, entitled "An Open Window: The Creative Approach," on new business li- 
brary methods and materials, and publication by librarians; a presentation on "Your Money Supply" by the 
officers of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; and reports on service by business librarians in Li- 
beria, Nigeria, and Europe. Miss Georgi also was a member of a panel discussing "Creative Organization: 
The Librarian as Manager." 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Charlotte 
Georgi, Margaret Ide, Edwin Kaye, Juli Miller, Everett Moore, Elizabeth Norton, Lawrence Clark Powell, 
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'California Librarian' Wins Second Periodical Award 

For the second time, the ALA H. W. Wilson Company Library Periodical Award was presented to the 
California Librarian, official publication of the California Library Association. This is the fourth year 
that the award has been made annually to a periodical published by a local, state, or regional library 
group, or a library association in the United States or Canada, which has made an outstanding contribu- 
tion to librarianship. The citation was as follows: "For informing and inspiring the library profession 
in California by the selection of a wide range of material, and organizing it in an excellent manner. The 
design, layout, format, and printing are truly distinguished and appropriate." Henry Miller Madden, Li- 
brarian of Fresno State College, is the Editor of the periodical. 

Keynote Address on Library Legislation 

Francis Keppel, United States Commissioner of Education, said in his keynote address at the Ameri- 
can Library Association's 83rd Annual Conference in St. Louis, on June 28, "I consider it a happy privi- 
lege to be on hand as Commissioner when the Public Library Services and Construction Act was passed 
to take up where the private Carnegie benefactions left off more than forty years ago. After years of ed- 
ucational famine, we have now reached a festival year of educational legislation — historic acts by the 
88th Congress which include the recognition that libraries, like other aspects of American education, are 
becoming in larger measure our Nation's responsibility." 

Mr. Keppel referred to the Act as "a giant step in expanding urban public libraries and public library 
construction." He quoted President Johnson's remark on signing the Act: "There are few Acts of Con- 
gress which I sign with more pleasure, and certainly none with more hope." 

In referring also to the passage of the Higher Education Facilities Act by the 88th Congress, Mr. 
Keppel called this a second major step for libraries. "The inclusion of libraries was particularly grati- 
fying to me. I have been shocked at what our statistics show us on the inadequacies of so many academic 
libraries, particularly at a time of rapidly growing enrollments and rapidly increasing independent study 
and research programs." 

Mr. Keppel referred to the national attack on poverty as one of the high priority programs on Presi- 
dent Johnson's list of "must" legislation. "It calls on us," he said, "for a range of accomplishments at 
home as challenging as those the Peace Corps is so nobly accomplishing abroad. It presents to us an 
exciting opportunity and high adventure — to conduct for the first time a successful assault on an age-old 
enemy, the enemy of poverty and deprivation and despair. And in this assault, the library can be an ar- 
senal. 



126 UCLA Librarian 

"At every turn, the statisticians show us that poverty and ignorance are almost always linked, just 
as affluence and education are linked. The evidence is now incontrovertible that the ability to learn and 
to read goes hand in hand with the ability to earn and to succeed in our modern society. This presents a 
challenge not merely to public officials, or to educators generally, but to librarians specifically. 

Dynamic, well-stocked, well-staffed libraries — both school and public — can help develop reading 
interests and reading skills. They can provide not merely the books but, through gifted librarians, the 
vital incentivies that encourage and stimulate the move from illiteracy to literacy, from the wastelands of 
apathy to the high horizons that reading can reveal." 

Cataloging at St. Louis 

The perennial problem of cataloging received its full measure of attention in closed and open meet- 
ings at the ALA conference. The Catalog Code Revision Committee and its Steering Committee, in 
separate and joint sessions, continued the examination and discussion of new sections of the revision 
(this time for some legal and biblical materials — no connection intended) and redrafts of earlier sections 
changed as a result of previous discussions. The business consumed not only all of the three days sched- 
uled for it before the opening of the conference (to avoid conflicting engagements) but also the "free af- 
ternoon" during the conference which the Steering Committee had to use to complete its work. The British 
continued their active participation in the revision and were represented at these meetings by two partici- 
pants. It is now confidently expected that the revision will be completed by the end of the year or shortly 
thereafter, and that the next ALA conference will witness its adoption. 

At the other end of the problem, the RTSD Cataloging and Classification Section arranged a program 
on automation or mechanization of the catalog which is now in vogue. The program included a technical 
discussion of methods of mechanization, a consideration of the possible effects of mechanization on the 
character of the catalog and thus on the rules for cataloging, and an account of the computerized catalog 
developed for the Yale, Harvard, and Columbia medical libraries. 

Taking exception to an apparent implication by one of the speakers that mechanization might bring 
under question accepted cataloging rules and principles, this reporter argued from the floor that catalog- 
ing rules and principles are designed to produce a catalog which will serve effectively certain recognized 
objectives, and that the validity of these objectives would probably not be affected merely by the use of 
a computer instead of another instrument to produce the catalog — whatever the advantages of the computer 
over the other instruments may be. There was agreement with this view. 

S. L. 

ALA Non-Stop 

The 83rd ALA Conference was a kaleidoscope of air-conditioned transportation, humidity, rain, 
crowded meetings, committee rooms, taking bows for my committee's International Subscription Agents, 
basking in the reflected glory of the elections of Mr. Vosper and Mr. Moore [Miss Norton was herself 
elected to important office. - Ed.] , plans for the Detroit Conference, new duties (!), a fourteen-hour day 
of sessions, playing hookey one afternoon to admire the John M. Olin Library at Washington University, 
trying to envision Eero Saarinen's Jefferson National Memorial in the chaos of construction, being amused 
by William Ready's Principles Underlying Book Selection, having deep sympathy for George Vdovin who 
lost his prepared speech, speculating about the report of a raid on a book store next to an article on the 
American Library Trustees Association meeting in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, becoming completely 
engrossed in Federal interest in the Information Problem by Scott Adams, and being impressed by the 
20,000 persons who lined up each day to see the Kennedy exhibit and watching them from a balcony, 
quietly, almost silently wending their way among the glass-covered cases - it was a busy, inspiring, and 
rewarding conference for me. 

E.F.N. 



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Presidential Address 

Edwin Castagna, Director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, said in his inaugural address 
as President of the ALA that the great library problem of our time is how to furnish the library service 
needed by "an affluent society with badly frayed edges." 

"We know the tremendous force libraries are in the lives of the educated and the prosperous," he 
said. "Now we must prove they can also be a force in the lives of those other Americans, the forty or 
fifty millions of our fellow citizens who desperately need the help of books, libraries, and librarians. 

Mr. Castagna also proposed "that we gear up and reinforce the library establishment of the nation on 
a long-range basis, so that out of regular operating budgets we will be able to raise levels of service far 
beyond what most of us have ever dreamed possible. Obviously the need here is for more money for li- 
braries. And our affluent society is able to supply it and will, I am certain, cheerfully supply it if we 
make known the needs." 

He announced that at the next annual ALA Conference, at Detroit, the results of a national inventory, 
or balance sheet, of library needs will be presented. Efforts will be concentrated during the coming year 
on gathering information and statistics on college, university, public, state, and other types of libraries. 
Setting these against our standards for libraries, we will then be able to assess the basic library needs 
of the nation. He anticipates that the findings "will probably be staggering," and that the needs of the 
future will be "enough to keep us planning and working feverishly into the indefinite future. 

Music Library Association 

At the summer meetings of the Music Library Association held in St. Louis in conjunction with the 
American Library Association on July 2-3, Paul Pisk, Professor of Music at Washington University, re- 
ported on the present state of music libraries in the liberal arts colleges in this country. Professor 
Pisk's remarks were based upon an extensive survey he recently made of 150 departments of music and 
music libraries in small colleges. He concluded that the rapid rise in enrollment and the general ex- 
pansion of curricula in the field of music were far ahead of the facilities which most colleges are able 
to afford. An awareness of this problem on the part of college administrators seems to be substantial 
enough, however, to allow one to expect changes in the near future which will raise the standards of aca- 
demic music collections to the level attained by other subject fields in the humanities. 

In another session relating to this subject, three new and significant music libraries were described. 
William J. Weichlein, Professor of Music at the University of Michigan, reported on the new music library 
there; Elizabeth H. Olmstead gave a detailed description of the music building and music library at Ober- 
lin College, which is now nearing completion; and Robert Entzeroth, of Smith and Entzeroth Architects, 
Inc., spoke on the Gaylord Music Library at Washington University. Outside the category of academic 
libraries. Phillip L. Miller, Head of the Music Division of the New York Public Library, gave a highly 
informative progress report on plans for the Library of the Performing Arts, soon to be constructed in Lin- 
coln Center. 

Conference attenders were allotted a generous amount of time to inspect the Knights of Columbus 
Vatican Microfilm Library, a part of the Pope Pius XII Memorial Library at St. Louis University, which 
contains on film the entire Vatican Library, and is of especial interest to the musicologist, being rich 
in codices containing musical manuscripts and documentary material pertaining to music. The most im- 
portant of these collections are the Borghese, Urbino, Borgia, Barberini, Chigi, and Cappella Sistina 
codices. 

G. S. 



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ARL Annual Meeting 

The Association of Research Libraries is an organization of seventy-four of the nation's largest re- 
search libraries. Most of the member institutions are the libraries of universities with large doctoral pro- 
grams and large book collections, and others are the great Federal libraries (the Library of Congress, the 
National Library of Medicine, and the National Agricultural Library) and certain other major research li- 
braries, such as the New York Public Library, the Newberry Library, the Huntington Library, and the 
Linda Hall Library. 

The ARL met on June 27 in the impressive Pius XII Memorial Library of St. Louis University to give 
particular attention to developing a more effective national program of shared cataloging, in which first 
emphasis might be given to centralized cataloging of currently published Western European books (via the 
Farmington Plan as a selection device), current British books, and current Latin American books. Books 
from other parts of the world might be approached in other ways because of the language problems involved. 
No definite decisions have been reached yet except to agree that as rapidly as possible this large prob- 
lem must be attacked forcefully on a national basis. 

As part of the discussion, Lawrence Buckland, President of Inforonics Inc., of Washington, D.C., 
described certain automation experiments he is conducting at the Library of Congress on behalf of the 
Council on Library Resources. 

ARL adopted, in this connection, a resolution urging the Library of Congress to "initiate at the ear- 
liest possible opportunity, a major program directed toward the application of the techniques of automa- 
tion to the improvement of its own operations and to those operations which it shares with all other re- 
search libraries." 

As the past chairman of ARL, I reported on successful negotiations with the Carnegie Corporation 
to finance the visit of a small team of ARL librarians to Great Britain this September to meet with the 
equivalent British organization, the Standing Conference of National and University Libraries (SCONUL). 
After the joint meeting at the University of Hull, the ARL group, of which I am privileged to be a member, 
will visit British university libraries. I myself am especially eager to visit the several new universities 
established in England in recent years. 

R. V. 

American Association of Low Libraries 

The 57th annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries was held at the Case-Park 
Plaza Hotel, in St. Louis, June 28 to July 2. Those attending from the UCLA Law Library were Louis 
Piacenza, Frances Holbrook, and Momoko Murakami. 

At the closing luncheon, Mr. Piacenza was installed as President of the Association for 1964/65. 
Mr. Piacenza also served as the moderator of a panel on Random Problems. 

Mrs. Holbrook will be the Chairman of the AALL Committee on Cataloging and Classification for 
1964/65. She is also a member of the Subcommittee for Legal Headings of the ALA Catalog Code Revi- 
sion Committee, and a member of the Committee on Recruitment of the AALL. She is on the editorial 
staff of the Law Library Journal, and is responsible for its Checklist of Current State, Federal, and Cana- 
dian Publications. 

Miss Murakami also attended the ALA pre-convention Institute on the Library Application of Compu- 
ters held at the University of Missouri. 



July 17, 1964 129 

Disaffiliation 

An unscheduled item on the agenda of the ALA's annual Membership Meeting caused long and earnest 
discussion of the Association's position toward the disaffiliated library associations in Alabama, Georgia, 
and Louisiana. These are the state associations whose membership policies have not provided full rights 
and privileges for Negroes, and have therefore had to withdraw from chapter membership in the ALA. Mr. 
E. J. Josey, Librarian and Associate Professor at Savannah State College, in Georgia, moved that the 
ALA oppose the appearance in an official capacity of any officer or staff member of the ALA at a meet- 
ing of one of these state associations. 

There was much disagreement as to whether such a move would further the ultimate cause of unity 
in the Association. There were many speakers to the subject, both from the ALA Council and from the 
general membership. Some (including at least one non-Negro member from Georgia) held that such a step 
would help the leaders of the non-complying associations to realize more quickly that assistance from 
the national association should not be expected until their own membership policies could be liberalized 
so that they would qualify for chapter membership in the ALA. Others believed this would widen the 
breach still further and put off the reconciliation of the state associations and the ALA. A proposal to 
refer the matter for further study was voted down. 

After full and unlimited, and sometimes acrimonious, debate, the voice vote showed unmistakable ap- 
proval of the motion. President Wagman, who presided at the meeting, won praise from all sides for his 
able handling of the session. 

E.T.M. 

Machine Gospel for the Librarians 

Some 325 librarians assembled, despite oppressive heat, at the Columbia campus of the University 
of Missouri on June 25-27 for sessions on "Introduction to Data Processing," an ALA pre-conference in- 
stitute sponsored jointly by the Reference Services Division and the Resources and Technical Services 
Division. Most of the attenders had not previously been directly concerned with machine work in libraries, 
and their presence was evidence of a widespread interest throughout the library profession in the use of 
data-processing equipment. The participants apparently became convinced that the future holds some 
degree of automation in store for a wide variety of library processes. 

Of the ten papers read at the institute, all but one or two dealt with actual operations. Their pur- 
pose was to introduce data-processing concepts to general librarians rather than to specialists. The 
papers will be published in a forthcoming issue of Library Resources and Technical Services. 

At the ALA Conference the following week, a different group of librarians was exposed to the gospel 
of data processing as promulgated by the high priests. There were, in fact, so many programs concerned 
with machine processes that conflicts in scheduling made it impossible for an interested attender to hear 
everything on the program. 

Everywhere one heard discussions of book catalogs, serials records, mechanization, circulation con- 
trol, and the like, and yet there were some who questioned the necessity for mechanization, saying, in 
effect, "Why do we need to do it this way, when we can do it as well by manual means.'" What these 
people overlook is that we are not doing it by manual means even though it might be possible to do so. 

There are many things which we ought to be doing for our patrons that we are not doing because we 
cannot do them by manual methods, or cannot afford to do so. Mechanization offers a possibility of im- 
proving our services at only a small increase in costs, and probably with a dramatic reduction in the 
cost to the patron. 

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Personnel Notes 

Kathryn Baer has been appointed Senior Typist Clerk in the Administrative Office. Miss Baer earned 
her Bachelor's degree in English at Wellesley College, where she worked as a student assistant in the 
Library. 

Helen Baroway. newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library, 
earned her Bachelor's degree in English literature at Pembroke College of Brown University, and her 
Master of Arts in Teaching at Harvard. 

Tyrone Bass has been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. 
Mr. Bass earned his Bachelor's degree in geography at Long Beach State College. 

Penny Clark has joined the staff as a Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical 
Sciences Library. She studied political science at Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri, where she 
worked in the College library. 

Mrs. Marian Ellithorpe has accepted appointment as Secretary of the Acquisitions Department. For 
several years Mrs. Ellithorpe has worked full-time or part-time for the Library as a Typist-Clerk. 

Marcia Endore, Librarian II, has transferred from the Regional Technical Reports Center to the Ref- 
erence Department. 

Mrs. Rochelle Gustavson has joined the Biomedical Library staff as a Senior Library Assistant. 
Mrs.Gustavson earned her Bachelor's degree in English at San Diego State College, and has worked for 
the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Library on the Berkeley campus. 

Mrs. Ann Hinckley, newly appointed Librarian I in the Reference Department, earned her Bachelor's 
degree in English at Stanford University and her Master's in library service at UCLA. 

Thomas Jacoby has accepted an appointment as Librarian I in the Education Library. Mr. Jacoby 
earned his Bachelor's degree in business administration at Loyola University and his Master's in library 
service at UCLA. He has served for the past year as an order librarian at UC Riverside. 

Cynthia Mandelstam, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, is transferring to the 
School of Library Service as a Principal Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Martha Ochs has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant 
in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library. 

Mrs. Bonnie Poucher, Senior Library Assistant, is transferring from the Circulation Department to 
die Catalog Department. 

Kerry Scott has accepted appointment as Librarian II in charge of the Periodicals Room of the Serials 
Department. Mr. Scott earned his Bachelor's degree in journalism at the John B. Stetson University, in 
Deland, Florida, and his Master's in English and in library science at the University of Michigan. He 
has held positions in the public libraries of the District of Columbia, Miami, Minneapolis, and Cleveland. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Sarah Jones, Librarian 1 in the Biomedical Library; Mrs. 
Helen Mcllvaine, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library; and Melvin Phillips, Principal Li- 
brary Assistant in the Business Administration Library. 



July 17, 1964 131 

Louis Hui-Lung Lin 

Stephen Che-Hwei Lin, of the Oriental Library, and Shih-Hsiang Lin, of the Institute of Government 
and Public Affairs, are the proud parents of their first child, Louis Hui-Lung Lin, born on July 1. 

Visitors 

Mrs. Margery Babin Wylie, a reference librarian at Tulane University, toured the Reference Depart- 
ment and the Department of Special Collections on June 18. 

Johanne Madsen-Mygdal, Director of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, visited the Music Library 
on June 29. 

Miss Roy Land, Circulation Librarian of the Alderman Library of the University of Virginia, was a 
visitor to a number of libraries on the campus last week. 

Meeting of the Rare Books Section 

The Rare Books Section of the ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries held its fifth 
annual meeting at the University of Kansas on June 25-26, moving on June 27 to the Linda Hall Library 
in Kansas City for a final half day. The two days at Lawrence were sunny and mild, with Tom Buckman, 
Director of Libraries, a delightful, warm-hearted host. Wilbur Smith, UCLA's lone representative, was 
present to report the meeting for the Library Journal, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Dougan of the Huntington 
Library were the only other California rare book librarians in attendance. 

A comparison of the numbers of registrants at the Section's first conference in Charlottesville with 
those of later meetings is discouraging for those who believe there is a need for a Rare Books Section. 
There were only 80 in attendance at Kansas, where there had been preparations for 175, and of these only 
24 were rare book librarians. 

The transformation of the annual meeting into a bibliographical institute on a special topic, to the 
exclusion of other library matters, would seem, at this stage of the Section's history, to be undesirable. 
The overflow crowd at Charlottesville was made up principally of librarians concerned with rare books, 
or with a special collections department. Many were comparative newcomers to the field of rare books, 
uncertain of themselves and eager to meet their colleagues and to learn of their practices. This was to 
have been expected, because the addition of rare book and special collection departments to academic 
libraries in this country has occurred almost entirely since World War IL These new or expanded depart- 
ments are handicapped by a lack of knowledge of prevailing practices and policies. To this date it is 
not possible to know who one's colleagues are — there is no directory of rare book librarians, for instance. 
The Oberlin program, which followed that of Charlottesville, seemed to be about to fill the obvious re- 
quirements, dealing chiefly with practical matters, and with some specialized bibliographical talks. 

The institute on "Rare Books in Natural History" at Lawrence this year was a well-planned program 
with excellent speakers, ideally located near the great collections at the University and in Kansas City. 
The keynote speaker was William T. Stearn of the British Museum, and among others were UCLA's 
Richard Rudolph, on "Illustrated Botanical Works in China and Japan," and Jake Zeitlin, on "Natural 
History Books from a Bookseller's Point of View." 

W.J.S. 



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Librarian's Notes 

A primary fact of academic life since the Second World War has been the massive Federal support 
of scientific and technical research, as evidenced by the princely activities of the National Science 
Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the AEC, and the National Aeronautics and Space Admin- 
istration. 

In recent years many responsible citizens and government officials have urged the need for equally 
specific attention to Federal support of the humanities and the arts. Dr. Gustave Arlt, currently Presi- 
dent of the Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S. and formerly UCLA's Graduate Dean, was an early 
and eloquent spokesman for this cause. Thus it was not surprising when Dean Arlt's Council joined in 
1963 with the American Council of Learned Societies and the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa in form- 
ing an eminent National Commission on the Humanities to draft an appeal to the nation. 

President Barnaby C. Keeney of Brown University was named chairman of the Commission, of which 
the President of the University of California, Clark Kerr, was a member. Another member, Paul H. Buck, 
then Director of Harvard's libraries, called in a special Committee on Library Needs (Mr. Dix of Princeton, 
Mr. Fussier of Chicago, Mr. McCarthy of Cornell, Mr. Edwin E. Williams of Harvard as Secretary, and my- 
self) to give emphasis to libraries in support of humanistic research. 

The Commission's Report has just been issued and will hopefully form the basis for legislation to 
be introduced in the next Congress, looking toward the establishment of a National Humanities Founda- 
tion paralleling the NSF. 

The Libraries section of the Report gives pointed attention to the urgent need for Federal support of 
large-scale collection development programs, centralized cataloging and bibliographical services, preser- 
vation programs, and research and development in large-scale library automation. 

Major support of these projects in behalf of research libraries would provide essential underpinning 
for the nation's information programs in all fields, scientific as well as humanistic, and would thus pro- 
tect against the growth of two cultures. Without support on this scale, American research libraries will 
be unable to keep pace with the need for scholarly information. Thus far these libraries, such as at 
Berkeley and UCLA, have been the marvels of the world for the richness and variety of their services 
and collections. But the complexity and pace of modern research are such that support at the local level 
is no longer fully adequate. The development of a national system of research libraries, centering on the 
Library of Congress and the great national libraries of medicine and agriculture, is imperative, is clearly 
in the national interest, and is long overdue. We urgently require strong central leadership at the national 
level as well as widespread public support if this is to come about. 

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The move to the University Research Library, as depicted by Miss Vina Black, whose 
father is Donald V. Black. While the physical details of the move apparatus may not be 
as clearly delineated as in some of Harry Williams's photographs, the impressionistic 
representation is said to convey the spirit of the move with ingratiating faithfulness. 



Note: 



With the new University Research Library due to open for public service Monday morning, August 3, 
I am pleased to record publicly my gratitude to the many people whose imagination and persistent hard 
work have produced a building that is both effective and attractive. 

We have been remarkably fortunate in those who have been centrally involved: Vice-Chancellor 
William G. Young, in charge of campus planning; Mr. Keyes Metcalf, the library consultant; Mr. Robert 
W. Ross, the project architect representing UCLA's Office of Architects and Engineers; the executive 
architectural firm of Jones and Emmons; and Assistant University Librarian Paul Miles, who has ideally 
represented the University Library throughout the project. 

A great many other staff and faculty members have participated helpfully, both as individuals and 
as members of planning committees. I am much indebted to all of them. 



134 UCLA Librarian 



Most recently the move of books and functions has been engineered with logistical precision. All 
concerned, the Move Committee and the staff from the Library and from Buildings and Grounds, did a su- 
perb job. 

I trust that we can now operate the building as a public service center with equal precision. The 
next few weeks will give us a chance to experiment with it in behalf of a relatively small campus popu- 
lation. However, we must all be acutely aware that in mid-September a large group of busy students and 
faculty members will individually need precise and sympathetic aid in learning new library paths. The 
many shifts in location and function will be baffling to them. Each of us, no matter what department he 
works in, must be prepared to go out of his way with knowledgeable assistance for library users. 

For some time we will also have many visitors interested in seeing the new building. Mrs. Frances 
Kirschenbaum has cordially agreed to develop a guide service about which you will soon receive more in- 
formation. 

R. V. 

News from the Top Floor 

Dean Powell has had visits this summer from two doctoral candidates from other universities whose 
subject is the poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Mme. Helene Berger from the University of Bordeaux and Mrs. 
Ann Ridgway from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. 

Howard M. Rowe, City Librarian of San Bernardino, spoke to the library school class on public li- 
brary work. 

Field trips conducted by Messrs. Dillon and Stieg, Miss Boyd, and Dean Powell have been to the 
Long Beach Public Library, the Southwest Museum, the Clark Library, and the Twentieth Century-Fox 
Research Department. 

Boner Fides 

The Oral History Program, no doubt because of the nature of its work, seems to have more than its 
share of typographical errors in transcribing the spoken word into a typewritten text. Direct typing from 
tape recordings can be frustrating at times, and it is to the credit of the typists that more boners are not 
made. 

Some of the items in the Program's collection of bloopers could happen to anyone. "Union suits. 
Communist attitudes on" has a certain plausibility as an index entry. A letter which read, in part, 
". . . has asked me to thank you for your letter of January 28, and to tell you that he was very pleased 
to heave . . ." fortunately was never mailed. And such spellings as "spychiatrist," "It was an offal ex- 
perience," and "A man with whom he was having a freud," should perhaps be classed as slips, freudian. 

Many errors of transcription have concerned proper names, as might be expected — "Schinook field" 
for Chanute Field, and "Frying pan dam" for Friant Dam, for example. Others are "A delegation had come 
to marry Antoinette" and "He became [for began] the whole Johnson Choir." The typist who transcribed 
"The Great Olive" was a Michigan Methodist unfamiliar with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 

A native of New York, on the other hand, typed "They didn't have any how-legged bars," because 
borate bombers was unintelligible to her in the Tennessee drawl of the speaker. Another imaginative 
reconstruction by a typist was "There were a great many tea demons and Lipanese,' for Te Deums and 
litanies. Worthy of standing in class by itself is the product of a heroic attempt to transcribe entrepreneur, 
by a quasi-phonetic method, as "oun trop rois neur." 



July 31, 1964 135 

Progress on the Research Library, Unit II 

The Regents of the University of California, at their meeting on June 19 at Irvine, announced the ap- 
pointment of the firm of A. Quincy Jones & Frederick E. Emmons and Associates as executive architects 
for Unit II of the University Research Library. Funds have been made available for the preliminary plan- 
ning of the structure in 1964/65. Construction should begin, according to present plans, in 1966, with a 
view to occupancy in 1968. 

Exhibit on Birds of Asia 

"Birds of Asia," the Biomedical Library exhibit for the month of August, is the result of the diligence 
of Date Loke Wan Tho, the distinguished Chinese photographer. The exhibit is composed of sixty pictures 
of birds in their natural habitats, some never before photographed. The exhibit cases display skins of 
many of the birds, and several representative ornithological treatises from the Biomedical Library collec- 
tion will also be shown. 

Mr. Loke, a dedicated ornithologist as well as a photographer, traveled extensively through Malaysia, 
India, and New Guinea under rigorous conditions to obtain these remarkable photographs. All were taken 
of birds "in action" rather than posed, which lends to them an unmatched quality of realism. 

The photographs in the exhibit have been loaned to UCLA by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling 
Exhibition Service, and were assembled here by Robert M. Braude of the Biomedical Library staff. The 
bird skins were loaned by the Los Angeles County Museum, with the cooperation of Kenneth Stager, Cura- 
tor of Birds at the Museum, and Thomas Howell, Chairman of the Department of Zoology at UCLA. 

'Wing Ding' at Clark Library 

To celebrate the first visit to the West Coast and to the Clark Library of Donald G. Wing, Assistant 
University Librarian of Yale University and compiler of the great Short-Title Catalogue of English Books, 
1641-1700. the staff recently held a morning collation in honor of the bibliographer and Mrs. Wing. 
The centerpiece was the Library's interleaved and minutely annotated set of Wing, which has been its 
collecting bible for a quarter century. 

Preservation of Documents on UC History 

The University Librarian on each campus has been assigned responsibility by President Kerr for the 
preservation of administrative documents which deal with the history of the University of California. In 
order to carry out this newly established responsibility for a University Archives program, the Librarians, 
acting as the Library Council, will work closely with the University Records Management Committee in 
developing guide lines and procedures for the evaluation, disposition, organization, and servicing of 
archival records. James Mink has been delegated the authority to act for the University Librarian in these 
matters on the UCLA campus. 

President Kerr has pointed out that "the identification and retention of historically significant docu- 
ments generated by the University is of particular value as the University approaches its Centennial year. 
In even broader terms, many of the developments within the University during the past generation make 
archival preservation of historically valuable documents a matter of national as well as University con- 
cern. As a case in point, the development of the government-university partnership is a most significant 
development in American history and one which future historians may need to know a great deal about. 
Any such historical research would rely heavily upon University of California archives." 



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Personnel Notes 

George Brackett has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library to 
Principal Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library. 

Mrs. Taube Bregman has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library As- 
sistant in the Business Administration Library. 

William E. Conway, Supervising Bibliographer of the Clark Library, tomorrow will celebrate his 25th 
anniversary as a member of the Library staff. He and Mrs. Conway leave on August 15 for a vacation trip 
to Europe. 

Roberta Danna has joined the Biomedical Library staff as a Senior Library Assistant. Miss Danna 
studied liberal arts at Duchesne College, in Omaha, and worked in the Library there. 

Mrs. Patricia Heinrich has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library As- 
sistant in the Geology Library. 

Ralph Johnson will transfer, on October 1, from the Department of Special Collections to the Catalog 
Department, where he will catalog rare books and special collections. Fauna Finger will at that time 
assume responsibility for the cataloging of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana. 

Geraldine Matthews, Senior Library Assistant at the Clark Library, has received a Rockefeller fellow- 
ship to attend the library school at Atlanta University. 

Mrs. Clara Szabo has accepted an appointment as Principal Library Assistant in the Serials Depart- 
ment. Mrs. Szabo earned a degree in business at Ranolder College, in Budapest, and has worked in the 
libraries at USC and the California Institute of Technology. 

Charles Wilson, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, transferred 
to UCLA from the library at the University's San Francisco campus. Mr. Wilson has studied liberal arts 
at Howard University, and has worked in bookshops in New York and Washington, D.C. 

Airs. Marilyn Bohan has resigned her position as Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Department. 

Publications and Activities 

Doyce Nunis has edited, with an introduction and notes. The Letters of a Young Miner, Covering the 
Adventures oj jasper S. Hill during the California Goldrush, 1849-1852, just published in San Francisco 
by John Howell-Books. The handsome volume was printed by Barbara Holman. 

Robert Vosper and other members of the Committee on Library Needs have published their report on 
"Libraries for the Humanities" in the Report of the Commission on the Humanities (New York: American 
Council of Learned Societies, 1964). 

Lorraine Mathies presented a paper, "Reflections on an Overseas Assignment," at a conference on 
Overseas Opportunities for Teachers and School Administrators, sponsored by University Extension on 
June 27. 

Seymour Lubetzky's contribution to the Report of the International Conference on Cataloguing Princi- 
ples, Paris, October 1961 (published in London, in 1963) is one of three papers recommended as particu- 
larly worthy of note, in a review by L. Jolley in the June issue of the journal of Documentation: "Seymour 
Lubetzky is, as always, incisive, lucid, and unanswerable." 



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Warmed House 

Library staff members and their families, and several special guests, including members of the Office 
of Architects and Engineers and of the architectural firm of Jones and Emmons, attended a housewarming 
party at the University Research Library on Sunday, August 2, the day before the building opened for full 
public service. Refreshments were served to several hundred persons, and informal tours were conducted 
throughout the Library. 

Retired staff members among the guests were Julia Curry, Gladys Coryell Graham, and Alice Humiston. 
Hilda Gray, also a retired staff member, was unable to attend, but wrote to the University Librarian, in 
part, as follows: 

When plans were in the worrying and working stages during my last years on the 
campus, fulfillment of our dreams for adequate quarters for our collections and services 
seemed in such a nebulous, uncertain, and very distant future that it is very difficult 
for me to realize those dreams have materialized so soon. A tremendous amount of 
credit is due you and your staff for your great achievement because I know all the hard 
work involved and at least some of the difficulties and frustrations you have had to 
cope with throughout the planning and building years. But then, too, I have always 
known that nowhere else in the world can one find the vigor, progressive spirit, and 
breadth of vision that characterizes the UCLA library staff. 

It seems such a short time ago that a small band of us stood on the barren, wind- 
swept hills of Westwood, dedicating the new UCLA campus, not a tree, not a building 
in sight, and only a few truckloads of books looking for shelter. Never, even on my 
highest pink cloud, did I dream then that only 35 years later we would be dedicating 
our second library with a research collection to match or surpass many of the finest 
in the country. 

I would like to contribute my bit in honor of this great occasion, so will you kindly 
use the enclosed gift to purchase a volume of your choosing for the research collection? 

1964 Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture Is Published 

Bibliographical Resources for the Study of Nineteenth Century English Fiction, by Gordon N. Ray, 
President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, has just been published by the School of 
Library Service. The booklet includes the text of the 1964 Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture on Bibliography 
given by Mr. Ray at UCLA on May 4, and his appendix, "A Survey of Holdings in Nineteenth Century Eng- 
lish Fiction in 29 Collections." 



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Reference books are moved from the old reading room. 




Books continue to be used during the move 




The move begins in the main book stacks 
of the old building. 




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Book trucks are assembled in the new building. 



The pictures on these pages, show- 
ing the movement of books and serv- 
ices from the former Main Library to 
the new University Research Library, 
were taken by the Library Photo- 
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The first books are shelved in the Research Library. 




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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. jo Anne Ahnemann, new Senior Typist Clerk in the Administrative Office, studied philosophy at 
the University of Kansas, and has served in clerical positions with several firms in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Mrs. Katherine Akana, newly appointed Principal Library Assistant in the Business Administration 
Library, studied liberal arts at Occidental College. She has been a teacher in the Honolulu public schools 
and has served as a library assistant at the Library of Hawaii. 

Sheila Bernstein has been reclassified from Senior Typist Clerk to Secretary-Stenographer in the Ad- 
ministrative Office. 

Barbara Crumpton has been promoted from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant in 
the Circulation Department. 

Ruth Fleishman has joined the staff as Secretary-Stenographer in the Oral History Program. Miss 
Fleishman earned her Bachelor's degree in general arts at Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario, and 
has had a secretarial career in Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, and the United States. 

Hazel Ho, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, received her Bache- 
lor's degree in anthropology from UCLA this year. 

Mrs. Frances Lovejoy has joined the staff as a Typist Clerk in the Circulation Department. She 
studied at Pasadena Junior College and has worked for the Broadway Department Store. 

Mrs. Gail Minkow, a 1964 graduate from UCLA with her Bachelor's degree in English, has been pro- 
moted from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the College Library. 

Joan Starkweather, who has been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the College 
Library, has been studying geography at UCLA. 

Ruth Wada, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, earned her Bache- 
lor's degree in English at UCLA. 

Janet Ziegler has accepted an appointment as Librarian I in the Catalog Department. Miss Ziegler 
earned her Bachelor's degree in history and her Master's in library service at UCLA, and has worked for 
several years in the Circulation Department as a Clerk. 

Cordon Stone has resigned as Head Librarian of the Music Library to accept a position as Head of 
the Music Division of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Mr. Stone has been a member of the UCLA Library 
staff for fifteen years. 

Resignations have also been received from Ronald lehl, Principal Library Assistant in the Circula- 
tion Department, Richard Kaplan, Senior Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loan Section of the Refer- 
ence Department, and Dorothy Sisson, Secretary-Stenographer in the Oral History Program. 

Christian Catherine Kemp 

Mrs. Marilyn Kemp, of the College Library staff, and her husband John are the parents of Christine 
Catherine, their first daughter and second child, born on July 26. 

Voter Registration 

Mrs. Connie Bullock, of the College Library staff, and Mrs. Wilma Diskin, of the Acquisitions De- 
partment staff, are serving as deputy registrars of voters. Registration for the November elections will 
be conducted until September 10. 



August 14, 1964 141 

Record Year of Acquisitions 

The UCLA Library in 1963/64 added 156,817 volumes to its collections, the largest number it has 
acquired in a single year, for a new total of 2,023,468 volumes in Library holdings as of June 30, 1964. 
Of the volumes added during the last year, 28,262 were "brief-listed," and thus are represented in the 
Card Catalog by one card only, under author or other main entry, for each volume. 

The Library now receives 32,255 current serial titles, an increase of nearly five thousand over the 
previous year's figure. 

The numbers of volumes acquired by UCLA in recent years have been 154,104 (1962/63), 154,801 
(1961/62), 105,995 (1960/61), and 90,706 (1959/60). 

Research Guide for Graduate Students Is Issued 

The Library has published A Guide to Research Materials for Graduate Students, compiled by Ardis 
Lodge. The 29-page booklet includes listings, in classified arrangement, of more than two hundred titles 
of particular importance for graduate research work, with an index of titles and subjects. 

"The graduate student working in today's research library," Miss Lodge says in her Preface, "re- 
quires some rather special directional aids to guide him through the complex paths of scholarship. Guides 
to library buildings and services, essential though they are, are not enough. Mbre basic are guides to 
the literature of subject fields. 

"The purpose of this tentative edition of a graduate students' library guide is, therefore, to provide 
a selected list of bibliographies, catalogues, indexes, and guides to some of the major fields of study 
and to specialized materials in the University Research Library at UCLA. It will introduce the most fre- 
quently helpful sources for locating the essential materials of study and research." 

Copies of the Guide may be obtained at the Reference Desk. 

Publications and Activities 

Donnarae MacCann presented a lecture on "Imagination in Literature and the Child's Response" on 
July 23 at the Riverside campus, as part of a University Extension lecture series on "The Development 
of Creative Abilities." 

Robert Hayes will speak on "Forms of Input (Signals through Non-Numerical Information)" on Oc- 
tober 7 at the Electronic Information Handling Conference in Pittsburgh. 

Everett Moore's Issues of Freedom in American Libraries (American Library Association, 1964) is 
the subject of a long review article, "The View from the Library," by Professor John W. Caughey in the 
August issue of Frontier. 

Library Materials for University Departments 

New procedures have been instituted, as of July 1, for the ordering of library materials for non-Library 
University departments, in accordance with a directive issued by Vice-Chancellor Charles Young. De- 
partments now must order library materials directly from vendors, within limitations set forth in the Library 
Materials Blanket Authorizations. The Acquisitions Department of the Library will approve the Blanket 
Authorizations, and will prepare each year an inventory of departmental collections. 



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Schedule of Institute Reading Room 

The Institute of Government and Public Affairs Reading Room, which has been closed since the be- 
ginning of this month, will reopen for service on August 31. 

Visitors 

Victor Crittenden, Associate Librarian at the University of New England, in Armidale, New South 
Wales, Australia, visited the Library on July 15. 

Richard M, Dougherty, head of the Acquisitions Department of the University of North Carolina Li- 
brary, visited the Business Administration Library and the University Research Library on July 22. 

Necmeddin Sefercioglu. a faculty member in the Department of Librarianship at the University of 
Ankara, visited the College Library Building, the Research Library, and the School of Library Service on 
July 28. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Charlotte Georgi, Maurice 
Lapierre, Juli Miller, Roberta Nixon. 




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'Early Los Angeles' I 

An exhibit, "Early Los Angeles," is on display in the Research Library and will be shown through j 

September. It was designed particularly to be shown during the conference of the Pacific Coast Branch \ 

of the American Historical Association, which met on the UCLA campus this week. 

The exhibit illustrates various aspects of Los Angeles life before the turn of the century —education, 
real estate development, commerce and industry, agriculture, amusements — as shown in books, manuscripts, 
pamphlets, photographs, maps, and ephemera from the Department of Special Collections. 

Among the items shown are Isaac Wilson Lord's letter press book and unpublished essays on Los 
Angeles, of about 1875; the manuscript field notes of Hansen & Solano, Los Angeles surveyors, for the i 

years 1855 to 1890; a copy of Bartlett's Musical and Home Journal, Los Angeles, for 1884; and the 
Bandini-Stearns account book, 1843-1856, for their hide and tallow business in Los Angeles. 

Increased Activity in Interlibrory Lending and Borrowing 

The Interlibrary Loans Section has reported that it processed 17,488 transactions in 1963/64, its 
busiest year to date. Of 11,355 requests received from other institutions, 8,006 were supplied to 472 li- 
braries, an increase in activity of 32 per cent over the previous year. In addition, the Biomedical Library, 
which provides interlibrary lending service separate from the Interlibrary Loans Section, supplied 7,765 
items requested by other libraries, an increase of 33 per cent over 1962/63. 

In 1963/64 the Section borrowed 3,940 titles for readers on this campus, an increase for the year of 
12.5 per cent. Books were obtained from 217 libraries, but slightly more than half of our requests were 
supplied by the Library on the Berkeley campus. The heaviest borrowers were the faculty members and 
graduate students in history (792 titles borrowed), medicine (675), English (236), Spanish (203). zoology 
(174), art (169), anthropology and sociology (166), and library service (165). 

Pneurotico 

The University Research Library's fall exhibits program began unexpectedly last week with the dis- 
play of a recently excavated Neo-Columbian artifact in the third-floor exhibit case. The identifying plac- | 
ard reads: i 

GENUINE RUBBER INNER TUBE I 

(Innertuhus Amazonius > j 

Donated by J. D. Schmeidt 

The Exhibits Committee wishes to take this opportunity to express its appreciation for the unusual , 

and rare gift of the object, which strikingly combines simplicity with sophistication of design in the best 
tradition of the Marcel Duchamp "ready-made." Any resemblance to inner tubes emploved in the Cireat 
Move to hold volumes securely in the book trucks was said to be purely coincidental. 



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Publications and Activities I 

Wilbur Smith's report, "Strawberries & Linnaeus," on the Institute on Rare Books in Natural History, 
an ALA pre-conference session in June at the University of Kansas, appears in the August issue of the 
Library joumaL 

Lawrence Clark Powell, in the same issue of Library journal, reviews Malcolm Glenn Wyer's Books 
and People: Short Anecdotes from a Long Experience. 

Dean Powell has also written "The Lure of Californiana," the lead article in the July issue of the 
Calijornia Librarian. 

Everett Moore's address at a joint CLA-SLA meeting in San Diego in May, "Open to All — Except the 
Censor," has been published in the Calijornia Librarian for July. 

Fay Blake speaks out, also in the July number of the California Librarian, on salaries, recognition, 
and other matters, in an article entitled "Librarians Are Amateur Professionals." 

Mr. Moore participated in a workshop on the Teaching of Controversial Issues, on August 19 at San 
Fernando Valley State College. 

Personnel Notes 

Paul Bonnet has accepted an appointment as Librarian I in the College Library. Mr. Bonnet earned 
his Bachelor's degree in political science at UCLA and his Master's in library science at the Berkeley 
campus. He worked as a student assistant in the College Library while studying at UCLA. 

Judith Burkholder has been promoted from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. 
Miss Burkholder earned her Bachelor's degree in sociology at UCLA. 

Mrs. Pamela Daniel, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, earned 
her Bachelor's degree in English at UCLA. 

Mrs. Marian Engelke, who does graphic designs for the Library's exhibits and publications, has been 
reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Artist. 

Leon Gabrielian has been promoted from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Depart- 
ment. Mr. Gabrielian earned his Bachelor's degree in German at Maryville College, in Tennessee, and 
his Master's degree in Slavic languages at UCLA. 



Elizabeth MacDonald, new Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Department, has studied English 
at Santa Monica City College. 

Mrs. Danna Schacfjer has been promoted from Clerk in the Reference Department to Senior Library 
Assistant in the Circulation Department. Mrs. Schaeffer has been studying at UCLA, with her major in 
English. 

Mrs. Gertrude Walter has been promoted from Librarian II to Librarian III in the Biomedical Library, 
and will work with the Brain Information Service. 



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Mrs. Chloe V>'ood has joined the staff of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library as a 
volunteer worker. Mrs. Wood earned her Bachelor's degree in education at Kansas State College, her 
Master's in English at the University of Kansas, and her Master's in library science at USC. She is a 
retired librarian, with previous service in the University of Kansas Library, the Engineering Library at 
USC, and the Office of Naval Research Library of the U.S. Department of the Navy. 

Rita Young, newly appointed Senior Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, was recently enrolled as 
an English major at the University of Miami. 

Larry Zenor has joined the staff as a Senior Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loans Section of 
the Reference Department. Mr. Zenor earned his Bachelor's degree in English at South Dakota State Uni- 
versity, where he worked as a student assistant in the Library. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Janice Lowery, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog 
Department; Janet Schrager, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department; Carole Tcruilligcr, 
Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library; and Mrs. Marguerite Waddy, Senior Library Assistant 
in the Circulation Department. 

Visitors 

Marjorie Wilson, Associate Director of the National Library of Medicine for Extramural Programs, 
visited the several divisions of the Biomedical Library on August 7. After touring the University Research 
Library, Dr. Wilson joined Mr. Vosper and Professor Hayes at a luncheon. 

Marie Louise Badouaille, a Rockefeller Fellow from Paris, was another recent visitor to the Biomedi- 
cal Library. 

A group of four German documentalists, touring the United States by arrangement of the Institut fur 
Dokumentationswesen, in Frankfurt, visited the Research Library, the Biomedical Library, and the UCLA 
Computing Center on August 11, accompanied by Tony Hall and Seymour Lubetzky. The visitors were 
Dr. Haendler, of the Dokumentationsstelle der Landwirtschaftliche Hochschule, in Hohenheim, Regicrurigs- 
rat Rohner, of the Bundesministerium fur Ernahrung, Landwirtschaft, und Forsten, in Bonn, Graf Rothkirch, 
of the Forschungsrat fur Ernahrung, Landwirtschaft, und Forsten, in Bad Godesberg, and Dr. Schulzsack, 
of the Institut fur Dokumentationswesen. 

Husham Al-Shawaf, Chief Librarian of the University of Baghdad, visited the Library on August 12. 
He was shown about by Miss Lichtheim and Mr. Moore, and was the first visitor to see the now extensive 
Near Eastern holdings (the PJ's) newly displayed on the fifth floor of the Research Library. Dr. Al-Shawaf 
was visiting the United States under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Higher Education, and 
had attended a six-week Seminar on University Administration on the Berkeley campus with twelve of his 
administrative colleagues from Baghdad. The entire group were entertained at a luncheon in the Faculty 
Center by the Institute of International and Foreign Studies. 

S. I. Malan, Director of Library Services in the University of Natal, in the Republic of South Africa, 
visited the University Research Library and the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library on .August 
17. Mr. Malan is visiting the United States and Canada on a Carnegie Corporation grant to study general 
university library administration, newly planned library buildings, automation, and library services to in- 
dustry through university, special, and public libraries. 

Hrroji Ohara, Director of the Shimizu Construction Company, and member of the Board of Trustees 
of Chuo University, in Tokyo, and Masayoshi Kaneko, an engineer in the Shimizu firm, visited the Research 
Library on August 18. 



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Voting Memorandum from the Political Science Department 

"It is possible that persons joining your department from other states will want to make use of the 
provision in California law which enables them to vote for President in this year's general election even 
though they may not have established the year's residence required for voting in state and local elections. 

"All persons residing in California for 54 days prior to the general election may register to vote for 
President providing they were registered voters in their state of previous residence. This registration 
must be completed between August 5 and September 10 at the office of the Registrar of Voters at 808 N. 
Spring Street. A Certificate of Qualification (obtainable from the Los Angeles Registrar of Voters) must 
be sent to the home state for completing and return. Ballots may be cast only at the office of the Regis- 
trar of Voters, Thursday, October 29, through Monday, November 2, between the hours 8:00 to 4:30 week- 
days and 8:00 to 4:00 Saturdays. The completed Certificate will be required at that time. 

"A voter registration table will be set up in the Student Union building for residents of California." 



VCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contnbi/lors to this issue: Esther Euler, Juli Miller, 
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Robert E. Gross 
Collection 

A Memorial to the Founder 
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Los Angeles 



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Visitors 

fArs. Robert E. Gross, whose husband was the founding 
president of the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, visited the 
Business Administration Library on August 28 to see the 
first books and manuscripts purchased for the Robert E. Gross 
Collection on the history of business enterprise. Some of the 
rare books thus far acquired were on display, including Joseph 
de la Vega's Confusion de Confusiones, Georg Agricola's De 
Re Metallica, a virtually complete run of the Journal Econo- 
mique, and several manuscripts. Accompanying Mrs. Gross 
were Regent John W. Canaday and .Mr. Donald Cameron, both 
of the Lockheed Corporation. The Robert E. Gross Collec- 
tion was instituted by a grant from the Lockheed Leadership 
Fund. 

Mark Curtis, President of Scripps College, and formerly 
a faculty member in the UCLA Department of History, and 
David Davies, Librarian of the Honnold Library of the Clare- 
mont Colleges, visited the Research Library on September 2. 



Publications and Activities 

Paul Miles has recently been attending a one-week Institute for the Training of Library-Building Con- 
sultants, for which he held one of a small number of special fellowships. The Institute was co-sponsored 
by Educational Facilities Laboratories and the University of Colorado, "to make available an expanded 
corps of trained personnel to assist with planning the many new junior and senior college and university 
libraries that will be built in the next decade." The Institute was directed by Ralph E. Ellsworth, Direc- 
tor of Libraries at the University of Colorado, and guest lecturers included William Jesse, of the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee, and Keyes Metcalf, emeritus Director of the Harvard Library and the official consultant 
in the development of UCLA's University Research Library. 

David Bishop is co-author, with Laura Osborn, of the Health Center Library at Ohio State University, 
and formerly a Biomedical Library intern, of "Translation Frequency as a Guide to the Selection of Soviet 
Biomedical Serials" in the July issue of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 

Lawrence Clark Powell gave an address, "The Three L's," at a luncheon on August 26 for the an- 
nual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. 

Sherry Terzian will preside as chairman at a round table discussion on "Psychiatric Librarians and 
the Information Explosion," in Dallas on September 28 at a session preceding the Mental Hospital Insti- 
tute meetings of the American Psychiatric Association. 



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Medical Librarianship Interns 

The Biomedical Library has announced that three library school graduates have begun a year's in- 
ternship in the Graduate Training Program in Medical Librarianship. Mrs. Lois Zechnich, from the UCLA 
School of Library Service, Susan GuUion, from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Library School, and 
Alice Creighton, also from Pittsburgh, are the new interns for 1964/65. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Nancy Brault has accepted an appointment as Librarian I in the Engineering and Mathematical 
Sciences Library. Mrs. Brault earned her Bachelor's degree in chemistry at Michigan State University 
and her Master's in library service at UCLA. 

Mrs. Susan Chapman, newly appointed Librarian in the Education Library, earned her Bachelor's 
degree in history at Colby College, and has engaged in graduate study at the University of Paris, Colum- 
bia Teachers College, and the Simmons College library school. She has served as a librarian for the 
Harvard College Observatory. 

Norman Dudley has transferred from the Administrative Office to the College Library, where he will 
serve as a reference librarian. 

Du'ight Dupee has joined the Library staff as a Building Guard in the University Research Library. 
Mr. Dupee served for many years as a security guard for the U.S. Air Force and Army. 

lArs. Magda Farago, new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, transferred to UCLA 
from a similar position in the Library on the Riverside campus. She has also worked in the Catalog 
Department of the Fort Worth Public Library. 

Nelson Oilman has joined the staff of the Administrative Office as a Librarian L Mr. Gilman earned 
his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and education and his Master's in educational psychology 
at the University of Southern California, and he is a graduate of the library school on the Berkeley campus. 
He has taught mathematics in the Pasadena and Tamalpais High Schools. 

Anne Griffin, newly appointed Librarian I, is the head librarian of the Theater Arts Library. Miss 
Griffin earned her Bachelor's degree in history at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts, and her 
Master's in library science at Simmons College. 

Ronald ] ohnson has been promoted from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Depart- 
ment. Mr. Johnson earned his Bachelor's degree in political science at San Fernando Valley State 
College. 

Junko Ono, new Senior Library Assistant in the Music Library, earned her Bachelor's degree in 
oriental languages at UCLA. She has worked as a clerk for the Institute of Ethnomusicology. 

Thomas Teal has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant in 
the College Library. 

Resignations have been received from Helen Baroway, Senior Library Assistant in the Business 
Administration Library; S\rs. W'llma Diskin, Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department; 
Airs. Beverly Fleck, Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library; 
S\rs. Judith Frank, Senior Clerk in the Acquisitions Department; and Irene Vennitli, Senior Library As- 
sistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library. 



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Cora Sanders, 1874-1964 

Cora Edgerton Sanders died in Long Beach early this month at the venerable age of ninety. Upon 
her retirement twenty years ago as Curator of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, a position 
held by her for ten years after the death of William Andrews Clark, Jr., she was succeeded by Lawrence 
Clark Powell as Director. 

Miss Sanders' long association with Clark began in their native Montana in 1901. She served as his 
social secretary and librarian for more than thirty years. 

Miss Sanders was socially gracious and naturally bookish, and in her ten years as Curator of the 
Clark Library after it came to the University, she established the atmosphere that prevails there to this 
day of friendly helpfulness to students working with primary source materials. She stood for genuine 
dignity and integrity in books and people, not for facsimiles thereof. Those librarians still on the Clark 
and University Library staff who had the privilege of working with Miss Sanders— Mate McCurdy, William 
Conway, Edna Davis, Lawrence Clark Powell— treasure the memory of an association which taught them 
lessons not learned in school. 

Miss Sanders gave many books and art objects to the Clark Library during her lifetime, and her sur- 
viving nieces have given more; they have also asked that any memorial donations be made to the Library. 

Librarian's Notes 

1 know that several members of the staff have been distressed by the occasional low temperature of 
the air conditioning system. We should all know, first of all, that it takes some little time for a new air 
conditioning system to be brought into balance and that it tends to be sensitively affected by the differing 
sizes of rooms, the amount of direct sunlight on the glass nearby, and other factors. Presumably with 
experience the system can be brought into refinement. Some of you may have noticed that one of the en- 
gineers has been going through the building in recent days checking on temperatures so that he can build 
up enough experience to deal with a fluctuating pattern. 

Let me say that I sympathize with all who are distressed, because after ten years in the Middle West 
I have a strong aversion to air conditioning and am a great lover of open windows. In fact, when I first 
heard that the new building was to be air conditioned, I almost declined to take on this job at UCLA. 

All that this means for you on the staff is that I'll do all I can to see that the system is given precise 
attention. I've already decided not to move back into my old office in the College Library Building. In- 
stead, I'll just continue to be nostalgic about it. 

Moreover, a recent visit with Norah Jones and her staff on a hot day in her Open-Stack Section reminded 
me that air conditioning has some virtues. Then the next week I was in New York at a meeting in an old 
building that has been partially air conditioned with noisy, breezy units. The temperature was 90°, 
humidity 88°. I'll take a chance on modern air conditioning. 

R. V. 



rCLA Librarian is published every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Charlotte Georgi, Tom Higdon, 
Juli .Miller, Lawrence Clark Powell, Robert Vosper. 



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September 25, 1964 




The new University Research Library 

Biomedical Library Exhibit on Hallucinogens 

"Hallucinogens," the September exhibit in the Biomedical Library, graphically portrays the botany, 
history, psychopharmacology, and sociology of hallucinogenic agents. From oriental hashish to occiden- 
tal mushroom, the story of man's search for dreams is traced through literature and religion to science 
and industry. 

The exhibit includes photographs of various species of hallucinogenic plants and of the religious 
rites associated with them. Books depicting the interest in these hallucinogenic agents both in religious 
ritual and in literature are also on display. 



The exhibit was prepared by Maxine Amaral, Annelie Rosenberg, and Ellen Wells, Biomedical Library 
interns for 1963/64, as part of their training. 



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Editor's Note 

For seventeen years, and seventeen volumes, the UCLA Librarian has attempted to serve our needs 
to communicate both with our own Library staff members and with a broader community of friends, schol- 
ars, librarians, and other bookmen. Beginning next week, a new Library Newsletter, to be edited by 
Esther Koch, Assistant Head of the Catalog Department, will be published for distribution to the Library 
staff only. The Library Newsletter will henceforth publish much of the information which formerly appeared 
in the Librarian on personnel matters, staff affairs, and internal Library operations. The UCLA Librarian 
will continue to be published for distribution to its present readership. 

Theo Sutton To Retire This Month 

Mrs. Otheo Sutton will retire from her position as Head of the Receiving Section of the Catalog De- 
partment on September 30, after twenty-one years of effective service to UCLA in a variety of assignments. 
A graduate of the University of Arizona and the School of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus, Mrs. 
Sutton came to UCLA with a broad professional background in university, public, and government libraries. 

Her professional competence, combined with outstanding supervisory and organizational talents, have 
made it possible for her to handle a variety of assignments, and, as Head of the Receiving Section, to 
deal successfully with increasing floods of books and other library materials, working always under pres- 
sure and somehow managing to remain cheerful, resourceful, and imaginative. Generations of student as- 
sistants and many Library staff members at all levels have benefited from her rigorous and sympathetic 
training. 

But most important and most to be missed by the University Library and by her colleagues are her 
loyalty, her sustained interest in professional matters, her willingness to tackle any problems or to help 
any friend. Needless to say, she has exciting plans for the future, and it is characteristic that they are 
carefully thought out and ready for implementation. 

P. A. 

Bibliography of Southern Hymnody Is Published 

The Library has published, as number 13 in its series of UCLA Library Occasional Papers, Professor 
Paul J. Revitt's The George Pullen Jackson Collection of Southern Hymnody, A Bibliography. The bibli- 
ography lists 112 volumes of music, or books about hymns, with descriptive annotations, including the 
Library's call number for each item. 

Professor Revitt has written a valuable introduction to the bibliography, in which he describes the 
significance of the Jackson Collection, the circumstances of the Library's acquisition of the books, and 
the detective work he engaged in to reassemble the volumes for this bibliography after they had been 
cataloged and dispersed among similar works in the Library's collections. 

The late Professor Jackson had compiled several indices and bibliographies on file cards, photo- 
static copies of which have been made for the Library. The most important file is the index for the incipits 
of the tunes in the Jackson Collection, and much of Professor Revitt's introduction concerns serious prob- 
lems, both theoretical and practical, in filing tunes as revealed by Professor Jackson's difficulties with 
his incipit index. 

Copies of this Occasional Paper are available at SI. 00 each, plus four cents tax for California pur- 
chasers, at the Library Card Window in the University Research Library. (Checks should be made payable 
to The Regents of the University of California.) 



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The Loan Desk area in the Research Library 

Lecture on Special Librarianship 

The John Cotton Dana Lecture on Special Librarianship will be given by William E. Jorgensen, Li- 
brarian of the U.S. Navy Electronics Laboratory in San Diego, on Monday, October 5, at 8:00 p.m., in 
Humanities Building 1200. His address is entitled "What Are Special Librarians Made Of?" The lecture 
is sponsored jointly by the UCLA School of Library Service and the Southern California Chapter of the 
Special Libraries Association, and is open to all who are interested in careers in librarianship. 

Publications and Activities 

Robert Vosper, as President-Elect of the American Library Association, is the subject of a familiar 
biographical essay by Arthur T. Hamlin, Librarian of the University of Cincinnati, in the September issue 
of the ALA Bulletin. 

Louise Darling has been named a member of the editorial board of the UCLA Forum in Medical Set' 
ences, a new series of monographic conference proceedings edited by Professor Victor Hall, of the De- 
partment of Physiology, and published by the University of California Press. In volume one, published 
this month, are the proceedings of the Conferences on Brain Function held at the Brain Research Insti- 
tute. 

Lawrence Clark Powell will speak on "The Contributions of Henry R. Wagner" at a banquet of the 
California Historical Society in San Francisco this evening, when the Henry R. Wagner Memorial Award 
will be granted to George Hammond, Director of the Bancroft Library at Berkeley, for his scholarly edi- 
tion of The Larkm Papers. 



Martha Gnudi is the author of "The Rare Book and History of Medicine Section in a University Medi- 
cal Library," in the July issue of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 



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Staff Association Executive Board's Position on Proposition 14 

The Executive Board of the Library Staff Association voted, at its meeting on August 26, to oppose 
the passage of Proposition 14, the initiative constitutional amendment on the California ballot in Novem- 
ber which affects the sales and rentals of residential real property. The Board's resolution reads as fol- 
lows: 

The Executive Board of the UCLA Library Staff Association hereby goes on record 
in support of the resolution recently passed unanimously by the Board of Directors of 
the California Library Association opposing the passage of Proposition 14. The Exec- 
utive Board urges all members of the staff to work for the defeat of Proposition 14 in 
the November elections. 

Visitors 

Gertrude Bingham, Assistant Head of the Catalog Department of the Indiana University Library, 
visited the University Research Library last month. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Heyman, of the Libreria Cosmos, in Santiago, Chile, visited the Research Library 
on August 26. 

Yoshitaro Nishimura, Professor of English at Fukushima University, visited the Oriental Library and 
the Research Library from September 10 to 14 to consult collections of Japanese literature in English 
translation. 

Jorge Peixoto, Professor of Bibliography and Librarianship at the University of Coimbra, in Portugal, 
visited the Research Library, the College Library, and School of Library Service on September 15, accom- 
panied by /o3o Coelho, of the U.S. State Department. 

Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Richardson, of Sydney, Australia, visited the Research Library, the College Li- 
brary, and the Department of Special Collections on September 14 and 16. Mr. Richardson is the Princi- 
pal Librarian of the New South Wales Public Library. 

Daniel A. Fineman, Chairman of the English Department of Tel-Aviv University, visited the Research 
Library and the Clark Library, on September 18 and 19, respectively. He brought greetings to friends 
here of Claude E. Jones, formerly of the UCLA Department of English, now Visiting Fulbright Lecturer 
in Tel-Aviv University. 

The Librarian Abroad 

Mr. Vosper has been in Europe since September 9, and will return to the Library on October 12. He 
flew to Rome by way of New York on September 8, and attended, first, a three-day informal conference of 
American and Soviet Union librarians seeking to develop a formal bi-national personnel exchange program. 
During the following week in Rome he was a delegate to the Council meeting of the International Federa- 
tion of Library Associations — the body familiarly referred to by the international library set as IFLA. 

From Italy Mr. Vosper went to England, where, this week, in Hull, he is the team leader of a group 
of eleven American university librarians who are meeting in formal session with the British Standing Con- 
ference of National and University Libraries (SCONUL!), under a program supported by the Carnegie Cor- 
poration. 

Following the conference in Hull, Mr. Vosper's group will begin a two-week visitation to British uni- 
versity libraries. 



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The UCLA Brain Information Service 

A Brain Information Service is now being organized at UCLA, with the financial support of the Na- 
tional Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness. Its purpose is to provide rapidly, accurately, 
and completely the references and documents relative to research, teaching, and other scholarly pursuits 
of investigators in the brain sciences. The service is being directed by an Executive Committee con- 
sisting of Victor E. Hall, Louise Darling, and Robert M. Hayes, who will be concerned, respectively, 
with scientific aspects, library service, and automation. 

Assisting Miss Darling in the library aspects of the Brain Information Service will be Mrs. Pat Walter, 
formerly training coordinator for the Biomedical Library's internship program; Nancy Noyes, a graduate 
of Wellesley College and the Western Reserve University School of Library Science, who has just finished 
a year's internship at the National Library of Medicine; and Lorna Kim, a recent UCLA graduate with a 
major in sociology. 

This staff is now offering full bibliographical service to anyone in the Brain Research Institute who 
is preparing a review article or monograph in the brain science field. The service will include compila- 
tion of pertinent bibliographies, verification of references, and xerox copying of all articles the investi- 
gator wishes to scan. Also contemplated, starting this month, is a 'current awareness' service which 
will bring xerox table-of-contents pages of relevant journals to the scientist's office each week. 

Dr. Hall and his staff are engaged in two projects for the Brain Information Service: the compilation 
of a thesaurus of terms in the brain sciences which will serve for indexing and subsequent retrieval of 
the literature, and a study of information needs and habits of the Brain Research Institute scientists. 
Dr. Hayes, of the School of Library Service, is in charge of devising and programming the computer sys- 
tem which will automate the information and retrieval system. 

It is intended that the UCLA center will actively cooperate with other NINDB-funded information 
centers, and that it will work closely with the MEDLARS project at the National Library of Medicine. 

Charles K. Adams 

The death of Charles K. Adams has meant the loss of the community's senior bookman. As one of 
the founding fathers and councillors of the Friends of the UCLA Library, the campus benefited from his 
generosity both of materials and intellectual donations. He was one of the best and widest read persons 
we have ever known. As he grew older he kept re-reading and finding new meanings in his old favorite 
books. He was an inveterate post-card writer and clipping sender. During the year we spent in Britain, 
Charles Adams was our most faithful correspondent. Each morning he clipped items from the Los Angeles 
Times and mailed them to us once a week. Gardening and cookery items were especially for my wife. 
Arizona Highways came from him once a month. 

As an old-time A.T. & S.F. railway freight agent, Charles Adams remembered the Library with a large 
collection of railroadiana. The Santa Fe calendars distributed each year came from him. He was bom and 
raised in Pomona and lived his long life in the West Adams area of Los Angeles. He was both crusty 
and mild, a stickler for the truth, for courtesy and kindness. He hated sham and the phony. His pen 
forked blue lightning when he encountered sloppy writing. His taste was clean and discriminating. He 
would have made a superb literary editor. 

White-haired, china-blue-eyed, pink-skinned, immaculately dressed, Charles K. Adams looked and 
was a courtly gentleman. He was a joy to know. We shall not see his facsimile again. 

L.C.P. 



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Compliments from Two Scholars 

The following excerpts, lightly censored, are from a recent letter to Mr. Vesper by Henry M. Bracken, 
Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University: 

This summer it was my good fortune to be able to spend two months in the Los Angeles area 
doing research in the history of philosophy under a grant from the American Philosophical 
Society. A substantial portion of my time was spent at the William Andrews Clark Memorial 
Library and at the Special Collections Library on your main campus. All of the Librarians 
at Clark and in Special Collections were helpful and Mr. Conway and Mr. Linder both went 
out of their way to be of assistance to me. As a result, I like to think that I am off to a good 
start on my present project. 

I would like to express my appreciation to you and to compliment you for putting together such 
a fine staff. I can assure you that your library is the exception and not the rule. The recep- 
tion given a visiting scholar is probably not a bad index of the values of a library staff! And 
I am complimenting you because I am convinced that developing good attitudes in a library 
staff is largely a function of the 'education program' of the head of the library. For I have 
studied the efficacy of misdirected programs both at **** and at **** and the library director's 
role certainly appears to be the crucial one. 

And a few days later Mr. Powell read equally kind words in a letter from Samuel H. Monk, Professor 
of English at the University of Minnesota: 

I am sure that you know how very sensible I am of the honor of having been asked to sit in the 
chair of the Clark Fellow; how much I enjoyed the kindness of both the staff and my colleagues 
at UCLA; how desperately I hope that I can repay all your generosity and confidence by doing 
a decent job on Dryden. I feel little or no confidence in the wisdom of your choice: but I can 
always look back with pleasure and gratitude to the human aspects of being a Clark Fellow. I 
know of no other university that would go to such pains to accommodate a visiting scholar; or 
any library staff that would be as helpful, cheerful, and friendly as is the staff of the Library, 
from the gardeners up to you. It was, from first to last, a delightful library experience. If I 
should pretend to have found Los Angeles as delightful as I did you and yours, I'd be a hypo- 
crite. But once inside the library and with those lovely people to help and guide, I could al- 
ways forget the temporal world outside. Inside, I always felt that I was existing sub specie 
aetemitatis, where ancient books and the present time were parts of one majestic whole. 

Librarian's Notes 

I am particularly pleased whenever we find that a member of the staff is the best possible candidate 
for an attractive open position. When Mel Edelstein left us so soon after establishment of the new posi- 
tion of Bibliographer for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, I was much concerned because it is a crucial 
staff position at this stage in our history and because people with this kind of competence are not easy 
to come by. We have looked a good deal here and even abroad, and have finally decided that our own 
Frances Kirschenbaum could undertake the duties admirably. Her intensive experience as a reference 
librarian and research assistant here at UCLA, in the Bancroft Library at Berkeley, at Connecticut Col- 
lege, and at Columbia Pictures has given her a rich knowledge of library collections and services. Her 
experience is supported by a degree in philosophy from Berkeley plus her professional library training at 
Berkeley and work toward a Master's degree in English at UCLA; notable in her essential equipment is a 
broad knowledge of the several languages important to the task. 

R. V. 

L'CLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Dora Gerard, 
Nancy Graham, Everett Moore, Lawrence Clark Powell, Johanna Tallman, Robert Vosper, Pat Walter. 



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Collection of Papers on the American Socialist Party 



October 9, 1964 



Among recent additions to the Department of Special Collections is a collection of more than four 
thousand pieces documenting the history of the Socialist Party in the United States during the Great De- 
pression and the Second World War, containing 
much material which has not heretofore been 
generally available to scholars. 



The collection was formed by Dr. Hyman 
Weintraub, a UCLA history graduate and a na- 
tional officer of the Socialist Party, and Mr. 
William Goldberg, local party organizer in Cali- 
fornia, and thus provides documentation of party 
activities on both the national and local levels. 
Of particular significance are the series of min- 
utes of the Party's National Executive Commit- 
tee and of the National Executive Committee of 
the Young People's Socialist League (YPSL), 
as well as the minutes of the national conven- 
tions of these organizations. In one instance, 
the crucial national party convention of 1940, 
the minutes are in typescript form, one of three 
copies known. Material of this nature was orig- 
inally circulated to party officials and members 
only. 




proceedings of 

NJATIONAL 
CONVENTION 
SOCIALIST PARTY 



Supplementing the files of minutes are series of various national and regional party bulletins and 
publications of the period, including those issued by YPSL. Local party and YPSL history is covered 
by Mr. Goldberg's files of the California State Executive Committee and convention minutes, supplemented 
by typescript minutes of the Los Angeles and San Francisco County Executive Committees, statewide 
and regional bulletins, local chapter minutes, membership records, dues books, and the correspondence 
of Dr. Weintraub and Mr. Goldberg. 

The importance of the collection lies in its coverage of a period of upheaval within the American 
Socialist Party, characterized principally by the struggle between its more radical and more conservative 
elements for control of the Young People's Socialist League and by the heated Party debate over its stand 
on the Second World War. 



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Exhibit of Notable Gifts to the Library 

The University Research Library will display, through November 11, an exhibit of "101 Notable Gifts: 
The Importance of Private Support for the University Libraries." Included in the exhibit will be twenty 
selected gifts of the Friends of the UCLA Library, and eighty-one other gifts representing some of the 
largest and most valuable collections, as well as smaller gifts, memorial donations, and gifts for special 
occasions. 

Among the items on display will be an original Abraham Lincoln letter from the Rosecrans Papers, 
the gift of Mrs. Majl Ewing and William Starke Rosecrans, III; an incunable, Abu Ma'shar's De Magnis 
Coniunctionibus, 1489, given by the University of California Library, Berkeley, for our two-million-and- 
first volume; an original letter of Thomas Jefferson, presented by Mrs. Catherine Hearst; the first edition 
of Cooper's The Deerslayer, 1841, the gift of Robert Sisk; and Bellincioni's Rime, 1493, from the Elmer 
Belt Library of Vinciana, given by Dr. and Mrs. Belt. 

These and the other items are only a few of the large number of gifts received by the Library through- 
out its history; available exhibit space prevents the showing of the many thousands of other gifts from 
generous friends since 1919. Books have been selected for this exhibit to illustrate the importance of 
private donations, both of books and of money for books, in the building of a great research library. 

Early Books on Psychiatry 

A recent purchase has brought to the Biomedical Library a fine collection of more than sixty works 
on witchcraft, animal magnetism, mesmerism, somnambulism, mental illness and its treatment, and medical 
jurisprudence of the insane, supplementing and enriching the Library's present extensive holdings in these 
subjects. Many of the books are first editions of landmark works in the history of psychiatry, including 
the Malleus Maleficarum (Nurnberg, 1496), Reginald Scott's Discoverie of Witchcraft (London, 1584), 
Richard Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy (Oxford, 1621), the Opera Omnia of Johann Weyer in a 1660 edi- 
tion, and the 1698 English translation of Huarte y Navarro's Examen de ingenios. 

Vincenzo Chiarugi, the first doctor in Europe to abandon chains and fetters in a mental hospital, is 
represented in the collection by his Regolamento dei regi spedali di Santa Maria Nuova di Bonifazio 
(Florence, 1798), and Mesmer by his Memoire sur la decouverte du magnetisme animal (Geneva-Paris, 
1779). Pinel's classic Traite . . . sur V alienation mentale ou la manie (Paris, 1801) is among the newly 
acquired books, and there are also nineteenth and early twentieth century works by such pioneers as Binet, 
Braid, Esquirol, Haslam, Morel, Krafft-Ebing, Lombroso, Jung, and William James. 

Publications and Activities 

Miriam Lichtheim will lecture on "The Quest for Autonomy in the Near East," on October 21, in the 
series of twelve lectures on "The Transformation of the Roman World: Gibbon's Problem Re-examined." 
The series is presented by University Extension's Department of Social Sciences, in cooperation with the 
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 

Johanna Tallman has reviewed Scientific and Technical Libraries: Their Organization and Adminis- 
tration, by Lucille J. Strauss and others, for the September issue of College and Research Libraries. 

Elizabeth Dixon has edited "Some New John Muir Letters," published in the September issue of the 
Southern California Quarterly. 

Richard Zumwinkle spoke on the literature of the Radical Right at a meeting of the Junior Women 
Affiliates of the University Religious Conference on September 21. 



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Special Exhibits for the Campus Open House 

Campus libraries will participate in the Campus Open House on Sunday, October 25, by remaining 
open for visitors and, in most of the libraries, by presenting special exhibits. An informational brochure 
on the University Library system, listing also the campus libraries and their exhibits, has been compiled 
by Johanna Tallman, who is coordinating the Open House activities of the libraries. 

The Research Library's exhibit of "101 Notable Gifts" will be displayed during Open House, and a 
catalogue of the exhibit will be available. The College Library's Open-Stack Section will have an exhibit 
on "The Presidential Election," and the Department of Special Collections, in Room 120 of the College 
Library Building, will display "Avant-Garde Literature." 

"Biological Illustration" is the title of the exhibit in the Biomedical Library, and Biomedical staff 
members have also prepared an exhibit, "History of the Treatment of Mental Illness," for showing in the 
Neuropsychiatric Institute. The Neuropsychiatric Institute Libraries will have a display on "Pioneers 
of Mental Health." Other special exhibits will be "Nigerian Handicraft," in the Education Library; "Se- 
lected Books from the Ulysses S. Grant Collection and Books Purchased from the William C. Putnam 
Memorial Fund," in the Geology-Geophysics Library; and "Pacific Ocean Cartography and Display of 
Aerial Photographs and Nautical Publications," in the Map Library. 

Examples of books received as gifts will be shown in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences 
Library, the Law Library, and the Oriental Library, and faculty publications will be displayed by the 
Business Administration Library and the English Reading Room. The Art Library has arranged to show 
the Belt Library of Vinciana to visitors. The Chemistry, Music, Physics, and University Elementary 
School libraries will also participate in the Campus Open House. 

Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the Library 

The Fall Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library will be held next Wednesday, October 
14, in the Faculty Center. Ed and Katherine Ainsworth will speak on "Spain and the Columbus Trail," 
concerning their recent trip to Spain where they searched for sources on Father Junipero Serra. Dinner 
will be served at 7:00 p.m., following a social hour at 6:00. Reservations may be made with Roberta 
Nixon, Acquisitions Department, telephone extension 7515. 

Next Week in San Francisco — Fourth Antiquarian Book Fair 

The fourth annual California Antiquarian Book Fair, sponsored this year by the Northern California 
Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, will be held at the Sheraton Palace Hotel 
in San Francisco on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 15, 16, and 17. Hours for the Fair are noon 
to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. All items displayed will be for sale, 
and admission is free. 

Leading rare book dealers will display selected items from their stocks in more than thirty booths. 
Northern California bookshops which will be represented are Alta California, Argonaut, Blitz, Bonanza 
Inn, Eldorado, Holmes, John Howell, Joyce, David Magee, Newbegin's, Edward L. Sterne, Talisman Press, 
and William P. Wreden. Southern California dealers will also be well represented: Roy Boswell, Cherokee, 
Dawson's, Lee Freeson, International Bookfinders, Harry Levinson, M. J. Royer, Kurt L. Schwarz, Yale & 
Brown, and Zeitlin & Ver Brugge. 

A large proportion of exhibitors this year are from outside the state. E. P. Goldschmidt and H. M. 
Fletcher, both from London, are the only foreign participants, and the others are Howard S. Mott, of Shef- 
field, Mass.; Paul C. Richards, of Brookline, Mass.; Goodspeed's and J. S. Canner, both of Boston; 
Richard S. Wormser and Alfred W. Paine, of Bethel, Conn.; Leona Rostenberg, of New York; Elisabeth 
Woodburn, of Hopewell, N.J.; Kenneth Nebenzahl, of Chicago; Old Oregon Book Store, of Portland; and 
Grahame Hardy, of Carson City, Nevada. 



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UCLA Library Guides 

The Library published last week a series of three guides to the use of the University libraries. The 
UCLA Library Guide for Faculty has been sent to all members of the faculty, and the guides for Graduate 
Students and Undergraduates are being distributed to the users of the Research Library, the College Li- 
brary, and the other campus libraries. The guides are successors, during this present period of extensive 
change and growth, at least, of Know Your Library, which served as the principal guide to the libraries 
on campus through eighteen editions, from 1945 to 1963- 

Visitors 

Fratemidad Gonzalez, Dean of Interns at the Philippine Women's University, visited the Research 
Library on September 22. 

Molly C. Gorelick, Chief of Guidance Services, and Frieda Chaikin, Director of Special Education, 
both of the Exceptional Children's Foundation of Los Angeles, visited the Biomedical Library on Septem- 
ber 23 CO examine holdings on mental retardation, in preparation for the development of a library for the 
Foundation. 

Mrs. Frances Honor, reference librarian at Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama, visited the Re- 
search Library and the College Library on September 28. 

Irene Thomley, Assistant Librarian in charge of the British Broadcasting Corporation Television 
Reference Library, in London, visited the Library on October 2, accompanied by Anthony Greco, a former 
staff member at UCLA and now Chief of Public Services at the San Fernando Valley State College Library. 

Three members of the "Medea" company of the Greek National Theater visited the University Library 
last month when in Los Angeles in the course of their tour of the United States. The visitors were Aspasia 
Papathanasiou the leading actress, Louki'a, the choreographer, and Demetrios Rondires, the director. 

Among other recent visitors to the Library was a group of fifteen faculty members, principally in the 
humanities, from several universities in Spain, and one former member of the faculty of the University of 
Havana. They were shown about the Library by Ana Guerra. 



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Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Robert Braude, Martha Gnudi, 
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Publications on the Library's Exhibits 



101 Notable Gifts: The Importance of Private Support for the University Libraries, a catalogue of 
the current exhibit being shown in the Research Library until November 11, has been published by the 
University Library this week for free distribution to viewers of the exhibit. Robert Vosper wrote the 
Introduction to the catalogue, and the checklist was compiled by Brooke Whiting and Jean Tuckerman, 
who also planned the exhibit. (The photograph above shows the exhibit in some of the display cases in 
the lobby of the Research Library.) 

Also published this week is The Libraries at UCLA, a leaflet of information on the University li- 
braries and their exhibits, compiled by Johanna Tallman especially for the Campus Open House on Sunday. 



The Avant-Garde in Prose and Poetry 

A selection of avant-garde prose and poetry, concentrating on unusual and recent works of literature, 
is on display in the reading room of the Department of Special Collections. Included in the exhibit are 
the writings of Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Michael McClure, Denise Levertov, 
scarce publications of two poems by Christopher Logue, and many other authors. One provocative item 
is a book of 66 picture poems with live fish rubbings by Paul Reps, and another is the Beat Generation 
Cook Book. The exhibit will continue through November. 



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'Hannah Pilkington, Her Book' 

The Department of Special Collections has recently acquired a bound manuscript, entitled Hannah 
Pilkington, Her Book, written between the years 1672 and 1693- It is an interesting example of English 
religious thought of the period. The small volume has been closely inscribed on 157 leaves, and bound 
in black calf. 

Unfortunately, there is nothing in the book to indicate where Hannah Pilkington lived or who she was, 
although she may have been the Hannah Pilkington, nee Smith, mentioned in the Dictionary of National 
Biography as the wife of Middlemore Pilkington of Stanton-le-Dale, Derbyshire, and the mother of Matthew 
Pilkington, a prominent clergyman of the first half of the eighteenth century. However, no definite proof 
of this identification has been found. 

The contents of the book, while revealing little about Hannah Pilkington, do tell us a great deal 
about the religious climate of the late seventeenth century. A large part consists of letters, copied into 
the book by Hannah, from her brother who signs himself "J. M." These letters are concerned almost 
entirely with advice and exhortations concerning Hannah's conduct and spiritual well-being. Intermingled 
with the letters are prayers and little essays on devotional subjects; it is not known whether these are 
also by J . M. 

Running throughout the manuscript is a fear and horror of the Roman Catholic Church. J. M. is for- 
ever warning his sister to beware of falling into Popery, which is equated with idolatry. Indeed, the 
facts he produces about Roman Catholics are not only false, but obviously preposterous; it is equally 
clear, too, that J. M. believes deep down in his heart that they are right. He says, for instance, 

. . . you may nottice that their Religion destroyes all ties, bands, and obligations between 
man and man, so that it is impossible for any one walking strictly to the principles of the 
Church of Rome to be either good Husband, or good Wife, good Father, or good Child, good 
subject, or good neighbor, if any of these Relatives of his be of another Religion, for ac- 
cording to them, there is no faith to be kept with hereticks (and such in their account are 
all Christians who are not papists) so that though they be sworn to their King yet if he be 
not of their Religion, they hold not themselves tied to keep this oath, but they may rebell, 
kill him, or anything, so they teach the Catholick Wife not to be obliged to conjugal dutties 
to her husband, if not of their religion, and so the Husband and the Children are not tied 
to know any duty to their parents if hereticks ... It is apparent that a Roman Catholick 
is unfitt for all humane society or converse with any but those of his own religion, an 
enemy to the peace of the world, and subverter of the very principles of nature . . . 

Although the religious theme is strictly adhered to thoughout the book, a few tantalizing glimpses are 
given to us of another and more interesting world. In a section called "Concerning parting with a Son to 
Sea," J. M. writes, 

"Dearest Sister. I understand by my Brothers last letter that my nephew Wilt hath taken 
his leave of you in order to his voyage unto Smirna, so that I suppose this letter may finde 
you under some concerne for his departure knowing very well how tender hearted and af- 
fectionate a Mother you are to all your Children and if he who is your eldest son chance to 
a double share in your Affections, I have nothing to say against that, not knowing butt 
itt may be a privilege belonging to his birthright as well as a double portion, butt 
I would advise you nott to give way so much unto your natural affection and the workings 
of them as any way to be guilty of not being a good Christian . . . your God and the God 
of yours, who is the God of Sea as well as land, and as is able to preserve your Son there 
as at home ... It may seem strange how the thoughts of my Deare Nephews long journey 
or voyage, should be of any real ground of discomfort to you, unless you think that both 
sweet and bitter matter may flow out of the same foundation, be pleased to accept of this 



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weak endeavor to give some stay to your spirit upon your sonns departure, whose safe returne to 
be a blessing to his relatives shall be the constant prayer of Yours, 

J. M. 

One can only add in the light of such genuine feeling the regret that there is not more of their daily 
lives and less of religion in this little volume. 

Annual Report of the Clark Library 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has issued its Report of the Director to the Library 
Committee for 1963/64. Director Powell reports that it was a record year of Library activity —more 
seminars and special programs were held, more scholars used the collections, and more books and 
articles based upon research at the Clark Library were published than in previous years. The Library 
continues to sponsor the publications of the Augustan Reprint Society. A hard-bound publication, The 
Dolphin in History, including papers by Ashley Montagu and John C. Lilly, given at a 1962 seminar on 
the dolphin, has had wide distribution. 

The holdings of the Clark Library now total 65,605 volumes and 6,309 manuscripts. Rare books in 
all the fields of the Library's special interests were added last year. Especially notable is the acquisi- 
tion of a wealth of original drawings, manuscripts, letters, and other materials by Eric Gill. 

Copies of the Report are available from the Director on request. 

Publications and Activities 

Lawrence Clark Powell has edited a selection of Poems of Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass, which 
has just been issued in the series of The Crowell Poets (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, S2.95). 
The book is handsomely illustrated with woodcuts by John Ross and Clare Romano Ross. 

Dean Powell's "The Lure of Californiana," his lecture in a series sponsored by the School of Li- 
brarianship and University Extension at Berkeley in June, has been published in the Fall issue of the 
Quarterly News Letter of the Book Club of California. 

Momoko Murakami, Acquisitions Librarian in the Law Library, has recently been appointed to the 
Women's Advisory Council of the California State Fair Employment Practices Commission. 

Robert Lewis spoke on "Recent Developments in Medical Bibliography" at a seminar for medical 
technologists at St. John's Hospital, in Santa Monica, on October 5. 

The October issue of the newsletter UCLA: From the Chancellor' s Desk is entirely devoted, in text 
and pictures, to the University Library and the School of Library Service. 

Dean Powell has issued his fifth Annual Report of the School of Library Service, describing the 
principal activities of the School for 1963/64. Copies of the report may be obtained from the Library 
School office. 



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CLA Pre-Conference Meeting on Intellectuol Freedom 

Intellectual Freedom will be the topic of a pre-conference meeting of the California Library Associa- 
tion on November 2 and 3 at the International Hotel, near the Los Angeles International Airport. The 
guest speakers are Paul Ferguson, of the English Department at Los Angeles City College, Stanley 
Fleishman, an attorney who has participated in several important censorship cases, and Robert Kirsch, 
Book Editor for the Los Angeles Times. Meeting sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Monday, 
November 2, and from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, on Tuesday, November 3. Attendance is limited to 350 persons, 
and advance registration, at 55.00, should be made with E. Caswell Perry, Burbank Public Library, 110 
North Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank 91501. (Luncheon and dinner on Monday will cost $11.00.) The 
program is presented by the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the CLA. 

California Library Association Meets in Los Angeles 

"Free Access to Ideas and Information" is the 66th annual conference theme of the California Li- 
brary Association, meeting on November 3 to 7 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Andrew Horn, 
Professor of Library Service, serves as Chairman of the Program Committee for the conference and has 
called on many of his colleagues among the UCLA faculty and the Library staff to participate in the 
proceedings. 

Everett Moore, Assistant University Librarian, will preside at several General Sessions and at two 
meetings of the Board of Directors in his capacity as President of the CLA. He will also be host at the 
President's Reception and Election Returns Party on Tuesday evening, November 3. 

Frances Clarke Sayers, Senior Lecturer in Library Service, will present the address, "If the Trumpet 
Be Not Sounded," for the first General Session, at 10 a.m. on November 4. Speakers at the other General 
Sessions are Jacob Zeitlin, Los Angeles rare book dealer, on "A Free Market for Books," 8 p.m., Novem- 
ber 4; Henry Madden, editor of the California Librarian, reporting on the pre-conference meeting on intel- 
lectual freedom, 2:30 p.m., November 6; and Edwin Castagna, President of the American Library Associa- 
tion, on "Free Access to Ideas and Information," 7 p.m. banquet, November 6. 

Ray Allen Billington, of the Huntington Library, will give the Coulter Lecture at the luncheon meet- 
ing of the University of California Library Schools Alumni Association on November 5 at 12:15 p.m. His 
topic is "The Frontier and American Culture." Guy Endore will talk on "The Background of a Forth- 
coming Novel" on November 4 at the noon luncheon meeting of the Alumni Association of the USC School 
of Library Science. 

Participants from UCLA include Ralph Cohen, Professor of English, speaking on "Literary Criticism,' 
at 9 a.m. on November 7, to a joint meeting of the CLA Children's and Young People's Section and the 
Young Adults Librarians Round Table, at which Donnarae MacCann, University Elementary School Li- 
brarian, will preside. Frances Clarke Sayers will be one of four panelists discussing "The Best Fiction 
of the Last Decade" at the 10:30 a.m. session of the same groups, who will then hear Walter Starkie, 
Visiting Professor of Literature and Folklore, speak at the 1 p.m. luncheon on "The Adventures of Folk- 
lore." 

Donald Black, Consultant on Automation and Information Science, will join two other panelists in 
a discussion of "Automation and Reference Information" at the Reference Librarians Round Table meet- 
ing on November 4 at 3:30 p.m. Barbara Boyd, Lecturer in Library Service, and Page Ackerman, Assist- 
ant University Librarian, will be among the members of a panel considering "The Education and Certifica- 
tion of Librarians in California," on November 6 at 8 a.m., at a joint meeting of the Personnel Admin- 
istration Committee and the Committee on Professional Education. The meeting of the California chap- 
ters of the Special Libraries Association, at 10 a.m. on November 7, will include a talk on "The Present 
Status of Photographic Service at UCLA" by Harry Williams, Head of the Photographic Department, and 
Johanna Tallman, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Librarian, will preside at the luncheon of the 
chapters at 12:30. 



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The meeting of the California Library History Committee, at 8:30 a.m. on November 5, will feature a 
demonstration of an oral history interview. Elizabeth Dixon, of the Oral History Program, will interview 
author Emmet Lavery. 

William Osuga, International Documents Librarian, will be in charge of a series of tours, in the after- 
noon and evening of November 5, to various libraries, bookshops, and places of entertainment. 

Lawrence Clark Powell, Dean of the School of Library Service, will conduct the dinner meeting, at 
6:30 p.m. on November 5, of the University of California Advisory Council on Library Education. The 
breakfast business meeting of the CLA Publications Committee, at 8 a.m. on November 4, will be led by 
its Chairman, William Conway, Supervising Bibliographer of the Clark Library. Sherry Terzian, Neuro- 
psychiatric Institute Librarian, has planned a special program on November 5 from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
at the NPI on campus for the Hospitals and Institutions Round Table, of which she is Chairman. 

Acknowledgment 

Edwin Coman, University Librarian on the Riverside campus, has prepared a revised edition of his 
Sources of Business Information, which has just been published by the University of California Press. 
"Much of the final checking of sources," he writes in his Preface, "was done in the Graduate School of 
Business Library, University of California, Los Angeles. I am grateful to Miss Charlotte Georgi, Li- 
brarian, for her suggestions and help in locating books and other publications." 

Visitors 

Trevor Brown, of the booksellers Stevens & Brown, in London, visited the Research Library, the 
Department of Special Collections, and the College Library on October 5. On the following day, Robert 
Eckert accompanied him to Occidental College, Cal Tech, and the Huntington Library, and the David 
Esplins had an evening party in his honor. 

Members of the Society of Medical Illustrators visited the Belt Library of Vinciana on October 5 to 
see a special exhibit of anatomical drawings by Leonardo da Vinci arranged by Dr. Elmer Belt and .Mrs. 
Kate Steinitz. Dr. Belt was the speaker at the Society's banquet that evening. 

Liliane Capelluto, a representative of the Press and Information Service of the European Communities, 
in Brussels, visited the Government Publications Room on October 6 in the course of her survey of 
American depository libraries for publications of the European Communities. 

Dr. Blair 0. Rogers, of the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the New York University 
Medical Center, visited the History and Special Collections Division of the Biomedical Library on 
October 6. 

Agustin Nieto Caballero. the Colombian writer, and Dean of the Gimnasio Moderno in Bogota, 
visited the Library on October 8 and donated one of his books to the Library's collections. 

Leslie U'. Dunlap. Director of the University of Iowa Libraries, visited the School of Library Service 
and the Research Library on October 9: He had lunch with Professor Lubetzky, his former colleague at 
the Library of Congress. 

Mrs. Garcia Bama. Mrs. Ruth del Puerto, Maria de los Angeles Olvera, and Leonard Rifkm, all vis- 
itors from Mexico, came to the Research Library for a tour on October 14. 



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Clark Library Seminar on English Neo-Latin Writers 

"Neo-Latin Literature of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries" was the subject of last Saturday's 
seminar at the Clark Library, led by Professor William Matthews and participated in by sixty scholars 
from California colleges and universities. In spite of the threat of dryness in the title, the seminar was 
delighted by two sparkling, witty, and original papers. Professor James E. Phillips of UCLA on "Daniel 
Rogers, a Neo-Latin Link Between the Ple'iade and Sidney's Areopagus" was revealed as a scholar-de- 
tective, deriving evidence from a manuscript of Rogers's Latin poems, and going on to a speculative con- 
clusion which was strongly convincing. From translations of these poems, Professor Phillips offered 
details of night life on the Left Bank, when Ronsard gave poetry readings to musical accompaniment, 
thus anticipating the North Beachniks by 400 years. 

Don Cameron Allen, Sir William Osier Professor of English in the Johns Hopkins University, read a 
paper on "Milton as a Latin Poet" in which the mellifluousness of the twenty-year-old Milton's Latin 
verses sounded beautifully in the oak-panelled drawing room. Professor Allen thoughtfully provided 
copies of .Milton's Elegia Quinla, In adventum Veris, by which the audience was enabled to follow the 
score. 

College Library Services to Undergraduates 

With the move of the research library functions to the University Research Library, as well as the 
bulk of the main collection, the College Library has assumed a much more important role in serving the 
library needs of undergraduates and has augmented its services accordingly. 

The Open-Stack collection now occupies all of the north stack level 2 in the College Library Build- 
ing, and the books which had been stored in other locations owing to lack of space have now been 
brought out and interfiled with the rest of the collection. In addition, the newspapers have been left in 
the College Library Building and are being handled by the College Library staff, except for twenty-five 
of the most popular titles —the current and previous month's issues of these titles are available in the 
Periodicals Room in the Research Library. 

The College Library has subscribed to a limited number of periodicals for some time; in the past 
two years the number has been greatly increased, in anticipation of this Fall, when a periodicals serv- 
ice was initiated. Some 460 titles are currently being offered, with the bound volumes being circulated 
on a two-day basis and the unbound issues to be returned the same day. 

The College Library's new Reference Service is attempting to gear its services to the specific 
needs of the undergraduates, which has meant a greater emphasis on instruction in the use of Library 
resources than in most university reference departments. Reference service is provided on a full-time 
basis, with at least one librarian on duty at the Reference Desk all the hours the Library is open. 

Graduate students and faculty members have also required instruction in the use of one portion of 
the Library's resources. When the main collection was moved to the Research Library, certain portions 
were left behind, specifically those books dealing with psychology, education, science, medicine, 
agriculture, and technology (BF, L, Q, R, S, and T in the Library of Congress classification scheme). 
These books, circulated by the College Library, are kept on stack level 3, except for the psychology 
journals and certain other periodicals, which are kept on level 2 with the College Library periodicals. 
Explaining this confusing but fortunately temporary situation to graduate, undergraduate, and faculty 
users has become one of the Reference Section's most time-consuming responsibilities. 

The Reserve Book Room of the College Library has been the least affected by the exodus to the 
Research Library, the only major change being that reserve books for graduate psychology courses are 
handled there. 



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A Buyer's Report on the Book Fair 

The fourth annual Antiquarian Book Fair opened at noon on Thursday, October 15, in San Francisco's 
Sheraton Palace Hotel where Leo Linder and I were staying. We were there from beginning to end and 
pretty thoroughly plundered the stock of the thirty-seven dealers for goodies appropriate to UCLA's Depart- 
ment of Special Collections. 

In a race to get the choice plums, no one in his right mind will try to keep pace with Leo. He is 
everywhere at once, sees practically everything, including items buried away in back corners not meant 
to be in view. Having scouted with him many times in the past, I was content to take a leisurely pace 
through each of the stalls in turn, find a few items here and there, and act the arbiter on Leo's finds. 

There were bars handy for occasional sociable drinks, and for breathers we dropped in at a few book- 
shops. After ranging through Warren Howell's stock, we stepped upstairs to the old shop recently vacated 
by Dave Magee. There we met young Bill Wreden II, who was unpacking books. He will manage a store in 
that location on behalf of his father. He seemed to us a most attractive newcomer to the rare book business. 

Dave Magee has moved to another part of town, and we visited him too and had tea with him and the 
lovely Mrs. Magee. The new shop is a charmer, located about fifteen minutes by bus from the heart of 
town in a hilltop area not familiar to me — magnificent and interesting views in all directions. Leo and I 
saw every book on the shelves, finding some good bargains. It pleased Dave immensely to unload on us a 
hefty folio of Caldecott drawings which had plagued him for about a year with its unwieldy size. We were 
equally pleased, since he drastically reduced the price. 

Some of the things we uncovered at the Fair itself were a Baskerville Book of Common Prayer, 
Cambridge, 1760, a fine copy in eighteenth-century morocco (by Roger Payne, naturally), and a group of 
26 Palmer Cox original drawings for the earliest of the Brownie books, these from Howard Mott's stall. 
From Muir Dawson we bought a large group of U.S. anti-semitic publications. Beneath the counter of the 
same stall, Leo unearthed a set of printed, unfolded sheets of a 64 mo edition of Thomas a Kempis's 
Limitation de lesus Christ, Antwerp, Plantin Press, 1652. Jake Zeitlin set aside for us an extremely 
choice Gordon Craig item for which I hope to raise funds, and we found a number of books at Leona 
Rostenberg's, notably a manuscript and several printed Mexican cookbooks of the early nineteenth century. 
These will tie in with the California cookbooks we bought from the Glozers a few years ago. 

Lilo and Bill Glozer were at the Fair, incidentally, although they did not have a stall. They looked 
very well indeed, as I am sure their many UCLA friends will be glad to hear. Victoriana and items of 
historical California interest, U.S. almanacs, and a fine Aldine imprint we also bought. Details I cannot 
furnish, since I took no notes and the books haven't arrived yet. 

One great book, the prize of the Fair, I caused to be set aside. It was the first book we saw as we 
entered on Thursday. But as I do not know yet that we will succeed in acquiring it, I'd rather not say 
what it is. 

The grand ballroom of the Sheraton Palace is of perfect dimensions for the Antiquarian Book Fair, 
and I'd like to see it repeated there. Most of the dealers present did a good business, and the buying 
was not altogether among themselves either. Possibly the busiest private collector was UCLA's good 
friend. Dr. E. E. Coleman of Long Beach. He seemed to be everywhere, and with our own concentration 
on bookbuying, we never got around to a promised visit. 

W.J.S. 



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'15 October 1764: Gibbon in Rome' 

An over flow audience, presided over by Dean Powell in his role as Director of the Clark Library, 
heard Hugh Trevor-Roper inaugurate his Senior Research Lectureship at the Library with a lecture on 
Monday in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the conception of The Decline and Fall of the 
Roman Empire. Delivered with wit, eloquence, and passion, the lecture was also a defence of eight- 
eenth-century French, Scottish, and English historiography against strictures as old as Dr. Johnson's 
and as recent as Arnold Toynbee's. The Regius Professor of Modern History in Oxford University, 
popularly known for his The Last Days of Hitler, was introduced by Professor Clinton N. Howard and 
the traditional vote of thanks was moved by Professor Majl Ewing. 

Librarian's Notes 

Last year the Senate Library Committee and members of the Library staff discussed intensively the 
whole question of our library lending regulations, within a framework of imperative pressures toward 
greater restrictions in the lending of books and journals. But this is a vexing question, so the discus- 
sions continue. Two letters recently brought to my attention neatly define the polar opinions of mem- 
bers of the faculty on this matter, as well as the intensity of those opinions. 

One letter is flatly confident that "There is a fundamental truth . . . that a circulating research 
library is virtually worthless . . . The research library at UCLA and of every other university should 
be non-circulating. By that I mean that no one, not even the president of the university, should be 
allowed to take anything out of the library for any reason whatever." 

The other letter, from a member of another scientific department, indicated that if the Senate Lib- 
rary Committee were to establish a non-circulating policy for journals he would present formal protest 
on the floor of the Senate because his research work be crippled if he could not withdraw library mate- 
rials from the building. 

Interestingly enough, some of UCLA's libraries are non-circulating, for example, the William 
Andrews Clark Memorial Library, by definition in the deed of gift, and there has always been per- 
sistent faculty pressure to breach those stipulations. 

It is also interesting that many a firm proponent of non-circulation for his local library becomes 
indignant if a distant library refuses in his behalf to circulate a book on interlibrary loan. 

Thus I myself am not so confident of revealed truth as is my first correspondent, nor is the Senate 
Library Committee. I know that this has long been a standard debating topic for library committees and 
that any resolution of the matter must represent a compromise rather than either of the polar positions 
defended by my two correspondents. 

R. V. 



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Exhibit for Unamuno Centennial 



November 6, 1964 



In conjunction with the Miguel de Unamuno Centennial Celebration being observed at UCLA from 
October 22 until today, the University Research Library is featuring an exhibit, "Miguel de Unamuno 

y Jugo, 1864-1936," which may be seen in the lobby 
exhibit area and in the large case on floor A, through 
November 20. The exhibit includes pictorial materials 
loaned to the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portu- 
guese by the University of Texas, and many books by 
and about Unamuno from the Research Library collec- 
tions. It was prepared with the assistance of Joseph 
Silverman, Associate Professor of Spanish. 

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture on the 'CBEL' 

George G. Watson, Fellow of St. John's College, 
Cambridge University, will present the fifth annual 
Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture on Bibliography, "The 
Making of the Cambridge Bibliography of English Liter- 
ature," on Tuesday, December 8, at 8 p.m., in Room 
1200 Humanities Building. The lecture is offered by 
the School of Library Service, and the public is cor- 
dially invited to attend. 

Dr. Watson was the editor of volume five of the 
Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, and also 
edited the Concise CBEL. He is now engaged on a 
complete revision of the entire CBEL, and as General 
Editor has asked the assistance of David Esplin, 
UCLA's Anglo-American Bibliographer, in preparing 
the sections on Marryat and Minor Fiction 1800-1835. 




Miguel de Unamuno 



Notice to Our Readers 

With this issue, the last of volume 17, the UCLA Librarian will discontinue bi-weekly publication, 
and will continue as a monthly publication with the next issue, the first of volume 18. Publication 
since the first of October of the bi-weekly Library Newsletter, a lively house organ edited by Esther 
Koch for distribution to the Library staff only, has relieved the UCLA Librarian of many of its former 
responsibilities for timely internal communication. 

The Librarian has appeared bi-weekly since volume one, number one, of October 16, 1947. Issued 
at first on Thursdays, it changed to Fridays on October 26, 1951 (volume 5, number 2). 



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Clark Library Publication on Thomas Willis 

Thomas Willis as a Physician, by Kenneth Dewhurst, of Oxford, was first read as a paper in a 
symposium held at the Clark Library in April to commemorate the three-hundredth anniversary of the 
publication of Willis's Cerebri Anatome. Mr. Dewhurst's address has now been published in a booklet 
issued by the Clark Library. 

Publications and Activities 

Lawrence Clark Powell's essay, "Books That Weren't in My Baggage," has been reprinted in Opin- 
ions and Perspectives from the New York Times Book Review, edited by Francis Brown (Boston: 
Houghton Mifflin, $6.95). 

Elizabeth Eisenbach has described the UCLA School of Library Service in one of a series of "Re- 
ports on Library School Facilities" in the Summer issue of the Journal of Education for Librarianship. 

The Magpie Press of Roberta Nixon and Margaret Taylor is represented in Private Press Books 1963- 
an annual bibliography edited by Roderick Cave and David Chambers — by three of its publications. What 
Went On at the Baroness', by Machado de Assis, John Baskerville on Printing & Letter Founding, and 
Poems, by Yvonne de Miranda. 

Shimeon Brisman lectured on Jewish bibliography to a graduate seminar on bibliography at the Uni- 
versity of Judaism on October 15. 

Paul Miles spoke on "Building and Equipment Planning for Academic Libraries" at the Seminar in 
Librarianship on October 29 at the San Diego campus of the University. 

Mr. Miles presided for the first hour of the Library Buildings Clinic on November 3 at the California 
Library Association annual meeting at the Ambassador Hotel. He led the comment and discussion on a 
paper, "Design and Function in Library Planning," presented by David Heron, Director of the University 
of Nevada Libraries. 

Robert Vosper will speak on "The Shape of Libraries to Come" at a dinner meeting of the Caxton 
Club in Chicago on November 11. 

Andrew Horn spoke on professional library education as the Distinguished Guest Speaker at the 
convention of the Nevada Library Association at Lake Tahoe on October 23. 

Professor Horn and William Eshelman, Librarian of the California State College at Los Angeles, will 
make a survey this month of the library of the Las Vegas campus of the University of Nevada, at the 
request of the President of the University. 

Louise Darling has been asked to serve as a consultant for the John C. Wilson Memorial Library 
which is being built as a part of the new $15 million building expansion program underway for the 
Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. 

William M. Cheney, proprietor of the Press in the Gatehouse at the Clark Library, is the subject of 
James Lamar Waygand's column, "News and Reviews of Private Presses," in the September issue of the 
American Book Collector. 

Robert Hayes has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Library Services Program of 
the U.S. Office of Education, and to the Advisory Committee of the National Clearinghouse for Mental 
Health Information of the U.S. Public Health Service. 



November 6, 1964 171 

Exhibits in the Research Library 

The Research Library's exhibit of "101 Notable Gifts," which will continue through November 11, 
will be succeeded on November 12 by "The Fifty Books of the Year, 1963," the annual selection by the 
American Institute of Graphic Arts of books exemplifying the finest in American book design and produc- 
tion. The AIGA exhibit will be shown until November 29. 

An exhibit of Churchilliana, offered on the occasion of Sir Winston Churchill's birthday on November 
30, will be on display from that date through December 18. It will feature materials from the collections 
of Robert P. Hastings, Chancellor Franklin Murphy, and the UCLA Libraries. Mr. Hastings has expressed 
the hope that the exhibit will promote awareness of the activities of the United States Churchill Founda- 
tion, whose purpose is to make scholarships available to American students who wish to pursue studies 
in the field of science at Churchill College, Cambridge. 

Coinciding with the Wright Brothers' flight anniversary, which is celebrated annually in early De- 
cember by the Southern California aircraft industry, the Research Library, the Department of Special 
Collections, and the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library will show materials from the 
Alexander Kelmin aeronautical history collection. The Kelmin collection is considered one of the out- 
standing private collections of aeronautical history, and includes photographs, drawings, specifications, 
patents, correspondence, and related ephemera on all aspects of aeronautical development. The exhibit 
will be shown from December to the end of January. 

HMSO Exhibit of Government Documents 

An exhibit of British government publications will be on display in the Government Publications 
Room, Room 290 College Library Building, from November 10 to November 21. This exhibit, prepared 
by Her Majesty's Stationery Office for showing in various American cities, has been made available to 
the Library through the cooperation of the British Consulate General in Los Angeles. 

Visitors 

Trevor Brown, of B.F. Stevens & Brown, in London, gave to the Library during his recent visit a 
collection of 65 archival items dating from 1870 to 1940, to augment UCLA's collection of the Henry 
Stevens Papers. 

h\r. and Mrs. Michael Hornby, of London, recently visited the University Library. Mr. Hornby is a 
director of W.H. Smith & Sons, a leading firm of stationers and booksellers which is now contracting to 
operate bookstores for some of the new English universities. The Hornbys met with Paul Zimmer, of 
the Student Book Store, and Robert Campbell, of Campbell's Book Store. 

James L. Parris, Deputy Administrator for Management Assistance of the Small Business Administra- 
tion, and Martin j. Logan, the Administration's Southern California Director, visited the Business Ad- 
ministration Library on October 22. 

Ralph Howey, antiquarian bookseller of Philadelphia, formerly of Pasadena, visited the Library on 
October 26 to see his old friends Leo Linder and Robert Vosper, and to meet David Esplin. 

Mr. Takashi Ariyama, Managing Director and Secretary-General of the Japan Library Association, 
visited the Research Library on October 29, with his Department of State Escort-Officer, Yoshiya Abe, 
and Mrs. Elton Terry and Mrs. Vesta Brt/ner of the Los Angeles County Public Library. Mr. Ariyama 
and his wife were guests this week of the California Library Association at its 66th Annual Conference 
in Los Angeles, and yesterday they represented their native city of Hino at a Sister-City Ceremony at 
Redlands. 

Hans Kristian Flagstad, Director of the Oslo Public Libraries, and one-time head of the exchange 
department of the Royal University Library at Oslo, came to the Library as a State Department visitor 
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Exhibit on Biological Illustration 

"Visual Communication in the Biological Sciences," the Biomedical Library exhibit which will 
close tomorrow, is composed of a representative selection of scientific drawings as principal means 
of communicating information. The exhibit was prepared by Charles Bridgman, Gwynn Gloege, and 
Frank Humelbaugh for display during the annual meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators. 

The Clark Library is Named a Cultural Monument 

The Library building and grounds of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library were designated 
as a historic-cultural monument last month by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board. This action 
recognizes the architectural distinction of the Renaissance-style edifice and surrounding gardens which 
William Andrews Clark, Jr., built in 1926 and deeded to the University in 1927. The Library is noted 
among scholars for such research collections as those of John Dryden and the seventeenth century and 
of Oscar Wilde. Now the designation by the Cultural Heritage Board will make the Library better known 
to the people of Los Angeles, and will offer a measure of protection from dangers to the property which 
might come unexpectedly in a rapidly growing city. 

Social Sciences Materials Service 

The Social Sciences Materials Service was founded in the University Research Library to unify 
certain kinds of research materials and services in the social sciences, in consequence of the decision 
to discontinue the Institute of Industrial Relations Library and the Graduate Reading Room as separate 
entities, and to integrate their collections into the holdings of the Research Library. 

The GRR had served several important functions. It had been a reading room for graduate students, 
a reserve service for books in graduate courses, a reference service in social welfare, and the custodian 
of a number of separate collections, such as pamphlets in the field of social welfare, materials on foun- 
dations, a journalism file, and dissertations and theses completed at UCLA. 

With the opening of the University Research Library, itself in many respects a greatly expanded 
"graduate reading room," the need for a separate GRR disappeared. The graduate reserves were moved 
to the Graduate Reserve Service on the second floor of the Research Library, which also houses the 
dissertations and theses. The social welfare reference service and the GRR collection of reference 
books were amalgamated by the Reference Department. The Reference Room has also taken over the 
Foundations Collection. 

The Industrial Relations Library had operated as a separate branch, with a collection of books, 
periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, reference works, and other specialized materials such as a col- 
lection of trade union constitutions. IIR newspapers were amalgamated into the general newspaper 
collection, most of the books were moved into the Research Library book stacks, microfilm was unified 
with other microcopy materials in the Graduate Reserve Service, and most periodicals were merged with 
the Research Library periodicals collection. 

When the first unit of the Research Library opened in August, the Social Sciences Materials Service 
was established, and its initial content was made up of portions of the collections formerly in the IIR 
Library and the GRR. Much of the collection consists of reference materials for fields relating to 
industrial relations; it contains, for example, many of the services published by the Bureau of National 
Affairs, a private publishing house specializing in labor-management relations. The BNA issues the 
Daily Labor Report, received by the SSMS by airmail from Washington. Indexes are issued weekly and 
cumulate to quarterly indexes; the SSMS file goes back to 1949. The SSMS also has the Labor Rela- 
tions Reporter, the BNA legal reporting service, in nine looseleaf binders, on labor relations, wages 
and hours, and labor arbitration. It contains court decisions, board decisions, and other material, is 
issued weekly, and is cumulated in bound volumes back to 1935. 



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The SSMS subscribes to other similar services on collective bargaining, on union rights and respon- 
sibilities in collective bargaining, and on government loyalty and security programs. It receives bi- 
weekly reports on particular categories of workers: \'«'hite Collar Report, Government Employee Relations 
Report. Retail Labor Report, and Construction Labor Report. Also received is the Employee Benefit 
Plan Review: Research Report, a set of looseleaf binders containing material received weekly with 
general information on pensions and health and welfare plans, and summaries of the provisions of many 
such plans. Unemployment Insurance Reporter, Pension Plan Guide, and Atomic Energy Law Reporter 
are other looseleaf services kept in the SSMS. 

Some periodical indexes and bibliographies, such as the Personnel Management Abstracts, issued 
quarterly, and the Employment Relations Abstracts, issued bi-monthly, are available in the SSMS, where 
reference services are provided in the fields covered by the collections. 

Two services concerned with social welfare problems in other countries are the British Citizens 
Advice Notes, on a broad variety of subjects, and the German Handbuch des sesamten Jugenrechts, on 
the laws regarding children. From Italy the SSMS receives sets of the labor contracts by the employers' 
federation and various industries with the labor organizations. 

The SSMS has two pamphlet files: a twelve-drawer file on Social Welfare, and a thirty-four-drawer 
file on industrial relations topics ranging from Absenteeism to Wages. The files contain selected mate- 
rials published by a wide variety of organizations, such as the National Child Welfare Assembly, the 
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Federation of Labor, and federal and state governmental bodies. 

Tronslation of Heusken's Journal Is Published 

A manuscript in the Department of Special Collections, Memoires de Voyage of Henry Heusken, who 
was Secretary to Townsend Harris, the first U.S. Consul-General in Japan, has been translated and edited 
by Jeannette van der Corput jointly with Professor Robert A. Wilson, of UCLA's History Department. The 
Memoires ate published under the imprint of the Rutgers University Press, with the title Japan Journal 
1855-186L Readers of the Librarian may recall the article appearing in the March 14, 1952, issue, written 
shortly after I had discovered this manuscript in the stock of an Amsterdam bookseller. 

It was Professor Richard Rudolph who authorized its purchase and who undertook the translating 
and editing. Dr. Rudolph later turned over the task to Professor Wilson. .Mrs. van der Corput had mean- 
while located another manuscript, and for a time the two were separately busy with English translations, 
one from French and the other from Dutch. When finally they became aware of the duplication of effort, 
they became collaborators. Comparison proved Mrs. van der Corput's MS. to be merely a translation into 
Dutch of UCLA's original. 

The format of the Heusken book is generally unworthy of its content, and this made me wonder if our 
own University Press might not have done a more handsome job. Of the 37 charming ink wash drawings 
in the manuscript, only 8 are here reproduced. Again, the arbitrary omission by the editors of "a few 
poems and occasional flights of fancy" detract somewhat from the flavor of the Heusken document. 

Huesken's account makes excellent and often fascinating reading, and forms a comparison to the 
Townsend Harris Journal. Together they constitute a fairly complete eye-witness story of the events 
and reactions at the time of the opening of the sealed empire to the first official representatives of the 
United States. 

W.J.S. 



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Report on the Open House 

The Friends of the UCLA Library and members of the Library staff joined forces to display the new 
University Research Library and to welcome guests to the College Library Building and all other campus 
libraries during the University Open House on Sunday, October 25. A special table was manned from 11 
a.m. to 5 p.m. by Dwight Clarke, Jake Zeitlin, Remi Nadeau, Miss Pat Manahan, John Dunkel, and Mrs. 
Elmer Belt of the Friends who gave information on the organization. (One visitor complimented Jake 
Zeitlin for representing "a very fine religious group.") The turnstiles at the Research Library entrance 
clocked 3,829 admissions during this period, in comparison to about 1500 for an average Sunday afternoon. 
660 persons applied to take the twenty-minute tours conducted by Library staff members throughout the 
day, and many more briefly joined tours in progress. 

The new building elicited general enthusiasm — special interest was shown in the study facilities in 
the stack area, and in such mechanical marvels as the pneumatic tube, the IBM circulation control ma- 
chines in the Circulation Department, and the microcopy reading machines. All visitors were given copies 
of the Open House brochure. The Libraries at UCLA, and of the catalogue of the exhibit, 101 Notable 
Gifts: The Importance of Private Support for the University Libraries. 

Government Terminates Technical Report Center Program 

The Regional Technical Report Center at UCLA was discontinued on June 30, following termination 
of support by the National Science Foundation for the entire program of the Federal Regional Technical 
Report Centers. Although the comprehensive collection of technical reports and the specialized services 
for non-campus borrowers made possible by the NSF grant can no longer be provided, the Library will 
continue to collect technical reports needed to support the University's research and teaching programs. 

The Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library has assumed responsibility for the Atomic 
Energy Commission depository formerly handled by the Government Publications Room, and is also con- 
tinuing its own long-time National Aeronautics and Space Administration depository. All technical re- 
ports deposited with the Center during the two years of its existence have now been transferred to the 
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, and inquiries about the availability of reports may be 
directed there. 

Only 41 More Shopping Days 

Those who attend to their Christmas shopping early will appreciate an announcement in the June 
issue of the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications; item 10001 may still be in stock, 
and could be just the thing for the child who has everything including hostile tendencies: 

Nuclear Play Calculator. Aggressor [with list of references] . [Envelope 
containing 8 nuclear play calculator aids pasted on p. 3 of cover. Issued 
in loose-leaf form.] 

New Photographic Service Schedule 

The Library Photographic Department (Room 6 College Library Building) has announced a new ser- 
vice schedule for the processing of photographic orders. Faster delivery of work, in two to three days, 
will apply to the completion of orders for lantern slides, ozalid prints, photographic enlargements, photo- 
static copies, and film transparencies. Orders for 25 prints or less from the 914 Xerox Copiers will con- 
tinue to be processed while the patron waits. 



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William Alexander Jackson, 1905-1964 

The death from a heart attack of William A. Jackson, Librarian of the Houghton Library and Professor 
of Bibliography, is a grievous blow to bibliographical scholarship and to Harvard's amassment of research 
materials in the arts and sciences. He had few peers as a bibliographer and institutional collector. The 
Houghton Library, and his dazzling annual reports of accessions, the Pforzheimer Catalogue, the Harvard 
Library Bulletin, the forthcoming revision of Pollard and Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue of English 
Books upon which he toiled for forty years, are Jackson's monuments. Southern California knew him from 
his childhood and youth in South Pasadena, from his many summers at the Huntington Library, from his 
counsel given on the Clark Library's building and collecting programs, and from the Zeitlin and Ver 
Brugge Lecture, "Bibliography and Literary Scholarship," given in 1962, and published by the School of 
Library Service. 

Tall, urbane, sociable only after work was done, an absolute perfectionist, Bill Jackson was a god 
in the bibliographical pantheon. Once seen and handled, a book was never forgotten by him. He had 
legendary powers of memory. He worked around clock and calendar; he worked himself to death; and in 
doing so, he set a standard of scholarship and devotion few can ever attain, but there it is, a beacon for 
all time. 

L.C.P. 

Librarian's Notes 

The University of California Library Council, consisting of the University Librarian from each of 
the nine campuses and the Deans of the two library schools, met on the new Santa Cruz campus, October 
22 and 23, to discuss such subjects as the new Library Research Institute, library personnel matters, 
the intercampus exchange budgets that are intended to facilitate use of the UCLA and Berkeley libraries 
by faculty and graduate students from the newer campuses, and the proposed supplement to the UCLA 
and Berkeley printed book catalogs. 

University Dean of Research Everett Carter met with the Council for the first time as President Kerr's 
newly appointed liaison officer. Also in attendance for particular discussions were UCLA's Assistant 
University Librarian Page Ackerman, as chairman of the Council's personnel committee. Professor Robert 
Hayes, as the recently appointed Associate Director of the Library Research Institute for UCLA, and Mr. 
Charles Courey, from President Kerr's budget office. 

This session gave several of us a first look at the spacious Santa Cruz campus which will enroll 
its first students next fall. The library is well installed in its temporary building, a portion of the 
lovingly restored coach house of the original ranch on the site. For me this visit was nicely timed 
because, thanks to the generosity of the Carnegie Corporation, I spent a recent two weeks visiting several 
of the new English universities which are of the same vintage as the three newest University of California 
campuses. It was enlightening to learn of the commitment of these new English university librarians to 
classified, open-access collections. 

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Volume 18, Number 1 



Rare Illustrations by John Leech 



December, 1964 



The best books, and oftentimes the best bargains, come from the most sophisticated dealers; see 
the note elsewhere in this issue describing the Harriet Martineau find at Max Hunley's. Now Max's old 
friend, John Van E. Kohn, at the Seven Gables Bookshop in New York, has sold us at a modest sum still 
another Victorian rarity. 

At first glance the set does not seem 
particularly interesting. It is the second 
edition of Theodore Hook's Jack Brag, a 
fine copy in original boards, three volumes, 
London, Bentley, 1837. Curiosity as to 
the authorship of the six undistinguished 
etchings which appear in this edition 
prompted a routine check of the excellent 
Bentley List of Publications for 1837, 
where the following comment appears: 
This edition is of especial 
interest as containing, for the 
first time, several clever etch- 
ings by LEECH, who was then 
only a boy ... no copy of the 
work has been seen by the com- 
piler ... It is probable, there- 
fore, that few copies were so 
issued, or that the plates were 

withdrawn in consequence of 

Hook's qualified approval of 
them. 

Only in the frontispiece to Volume II, shown here, does a signature appear, "Designed & Etched by 
J.L." However, John Leech's well-known symbolic leech appears, probably for the first time, in the 
bottle, in Plate No. 1, the frontispiece to the first volume of the set. 

Libraries Will Show Exhibit on Aeronautics 

The Library will display, during December and January, an exhibit of "Aeronautica," featuring selec- 
tions from the Alexander Klemin collection on aeronautical histon,'. The major part of the exhibit will 
be shown in the Department of Special Collections (Room 120 College Library Building) and other por- 
tions will be displayed in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library (Room 8270 Engineering 
II) and in the Research Library. 

A brochure on Dr. Klemin and the kinds of materials in his collection has been prepared by James 
Mink for distribution at the exhibit. 




UCLA Librarian 



Catalogue of Aldous Huxley Manuscripts 

Aldous Huxley at VCLA. a catalogue of the manuscripts in the Aldous Huxley Collection of the Li- 
brary's Department of Special Collections, has been compiled by Professor George Wickes, of Harvey 
Mudd College, Claremont, and published by the UCLA Library. Last Spring the Library held a memorial 
exhibition in honor of Aldous Huxley, who died on November 22, 1963, and "the purpose of this little 
book," writes Mr. Wickes, "is to provide a permanent record of that exhibition, to commemorate Aldous 
Huxley's long association with the Library, and to describe for the benefit of students the manuscripts 
in the Library's Aldous Huxley Collection." 

The text of the booklet includes an Introduction by Mr. Wickes, details on more than sixty letters 
from Huxley to Jake Zeitlin, Lawrence Clark Powell, Henry Miller, and others, and descriptions of a 
number of literary manuscripts. The full texts of three letters from Huxley, never before published, are 
appended. The work is illustrated with ten reproductions of manuscript examples and drawings and pho- 
tographs of Huxley. 

The catalogue has been published, by the generous aid of a friend of the Library, in a limited edition 
printed by Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press. Copies may be obtained at two dollars each (plus four 
per cent tax for California purchasers) at the Library Card Window in the University Research Library. 



Sir Winston's Birthday Exhibit 

"Winston Spencer Churchill, bom 30 November 1874," an exhibit on display in the lobby of the Re- 
search Library through December 17, features a representative selection of Sir Winston's published writ- 
ings, from The Story of the fAalakand Field Force (1898) to A History of the English-Speaking Peoples 
(1956), and intermediate items of interest such as the first edition of his only novel, Savrola (1900), and 
samples of his frequent contributions to Collier' s three decades ago. Another variety of Churchillian ut- 
terance is represented by his published speeches, including two handsome volumes of addresses printed 
by the Grabhom Press. Among the manuscript materials shown is a 1900 letter to Mr. James B. Pond 
regarding a proposed lecture tour in America. 

Related Churchilliana on display includes a group of World War II propaganda leaflets, photographic 
articles in magazines showing Sir Winston in action, and a file of the British Gazette, initiated to combat 
the closing down of the newspaper offices and edited by Churchill during the General Strike of 1926. Much 
of the exhibit is devoted to his public career as soldier, statesman, and author, but still another aspect 
is shown in a catalogue of his paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1959. 

The manuscript of a radio tribute delivered by Alexander of Tunis in 1954, on the occasion of Sir 
Winston's 80th birthday, typifies the many plaudits he has received. He has also suffered his share of 
satire, as shown in The Winstonburg Line by Osbert Sitwell, a long poem in Harry Graham's Misrepresent- 
ative Men. and a cartoon from Justin Murray's Birds of Our Time, which depicts its subject as a prime 
specimen of "Befriendus Leaslendus." 

A large part of the material on display was loaned by Mr. Robert P. Hastings, who wishes in this way 
to advance our awareness of the activities of the United States Churchill Foundation, established to 
provide scholarships for American students studying science at Churchill College, Cambridge. In addi- 
tion to books, manuscripts, and magazines, the Hastings collection includes several photographs and 
sketches, notably a photographic portrait by Karsh. Items from the Churchill collection given to the Li- 
brary by Chancellor Murphy, including the Savrola first edition, are also displayed. An added attraction 
is Professor Majl Ewing's copy of a Max Beerbohm sketch of Winston Churchill. 



December, 1964 



'My Servant Rachel' 



Harriet Martineau in her autobiography under the year 1827 relates how she came to write the story 
of a girl who was a servant both with her family and later with her brother's family in Madeira. "Her 




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history was rather remarkable, and a very interesting one; and I wrote it in the form of four of Houlston's 
[her publisher at the time] penny tracts. He threw them together, and made a little book of them; ... 
called My Servant Rachel. " 

The little book had seemed to survive only in this mention, and also in The English Catalogue of 
Books, 1835-1862, where the entry appears: "My Servant Rachel, a Tale, 18mo, Is 6d Houlston 1828." 
J.B. Rivlin, in his bibliography of Miss Martineau's books, published in 1946 and 1947, repeats that entry, 
but he was apparently unable to locate a copy in the 118 U.S. libraries he checked, nor does the British 
Museum appear to possess one. Michael Sadleir also failed to find a copy to go with Harriet Martineau's 
works in his collection of nineteenth-century fiction. 

The Library recently purchased a copy of the book from Maxwell Hunley, of Beverly Hills. The title 
page, with Harriet Martineau's initials added as author in her own hand, is here reproduced, and the book 
also is inscribed, "Eliza Pollen from H. Martineau." From 1834 to 1836 Harriet Martineau was in America 
and, as an avowed abolitionist, became friendly with Dr. and Mrs. C. Follen. Dr. Pollen was a German 
liberal refugee, first professor of German literature at Harvard, a fervent abolitionist, and also a Uni- 
tarian preacher. His wife, Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, was very interested in the education of children and 
the Sunday School movement, and she wrote many books for children. Although Harriet Martineau said it 
was "a little book whose appearance [i.e., publication] made me stand aghast," it was to Mrs. Follen 
that she presented the story of the servant girl Rachel. 



UCLA Librarian 



Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture on 'The Making of the CBEL' 

The fifth annual Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture on Bibliography will be presented by the School of 
Library Service on Tuesday, December 8, at 8 p.m., in Room 1200 Humanities Building. George G. 
Watson, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge University, will speak on "The Making of the Cam- 
bridge Bibliography of English Literature." There is no admission charge, and the public is cordially 
invited to attend. 

Rubinstein's First 

It is always exciting to open an antiquarian bookseller's Catalog Number 1. The supply of old 
books is drying up, they say. But it is certain that high prices are bringing the remainder out of hiding, 
and only that fact can account for the number of Catalog Ones that have crossed our desks in the past 
several years. The most exciting one to appear lately, surely for librarians and collectors in the Far 
West, is that of Joseph Rubinstein of Tucson, ex-special collections librarian of the University of Kansas, 
for it celebrates, a little tardily perhaps, the arrival in our area of a first-rate expert dealer in antiquarian 
books. 

Last June in Lawrence at the Rare Book Conference of the Association of College and Research 
Libraries, Joe was carrying the proof sheets of Number One in his battered briefcase. Librarians, col- 
lectors, and fellow-dealers had a hasty glimpse of it there and a few items were sold from it. Difficulty 
with illustrations since then has delayed its issuance. 

The title page reads: Catalog One: Zoology, Botany, Medicine. Embellished with several essays 
in entrepreneurial bibliography. It is a beauty to behold and a pleasure to read, particularly the essays, 
in which previously non-descript (as they say of birds) items are discovered and described by the cata- 
loger. We were especially interested in one of these which we own but of whose authorship we were 
unaware. The Natural History of Birds ... Intended for the Amusement and Instruction of Children (4 vol- 
umes; London: Johnson, 1791-1792). Joe discloses that the author was Samuel J. Galton, grandfather of 
Francis Galton. 

We welcome heartily Joe Rubinstein's handsome Catalog One and would like to live to see his Number 
One Hundred. 

W.J.S. 

Publications 

Doyce Nunis has written Books in Their Sea Chests: Reading Along the Early California Coast. 
which has just been published by the California Library Association as its Keepsake Number Six. The 
28-page booklet has been handsomely designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. 

Arnulfo Trejo's Bibliografia Comentada sobre Administracion de Negocios y Disciplinas Conexas 
has been published in Mexico City by the Regional Technical Aids Center of the Agency for Interna- 
tional Development. Mr. Trejo, a former member of the UCLA Reference Department staff, is on leave 
from his position as Assistant Librarian at California State College, Long Beach, to aid in the forma- 
tion of the Graduate School of Business Administration in Lima, Peru. 

Edward P. Morgan's A Letter to John Fitzgerald Kennedy, jr., November 25, 2963 has just been 
published by the Magpie Press, of Santa Monica and Honolulu. Fifty copies of the booklet were printed 
on an Albion hand press by Roberta Nixon and Margaret Taylor, in memory of President Kennedy. While 
they last, copies are available from the printers for the donation of one dollar each, which will be for- 
warded to the fund for the Kennedy Memorial Library. 

The Report of the University Librarian to the Chancellor for the Year 1963 64 was published last 
month by the Library, and will be sent to most recipients of the UCLA Librarian. Copies are available 
at the Librarian's Office. 



December, 1964 



The Tibetan Tripitaka 

The Oriental Library recently acquired a set of 168 volumes of the sacred books of the Buddhist 
religion, the Tibetan Tripitaka, at the recommendation of Ensho Ashikaga, chairman of the Department 

of Oriental Languages. The original compila- 
tion of this text of the Tripitaka was first com- 
pleted at about the end of the thirteenth century. 

In 1737 an edition was printed in Peking, 
of which there seem to be only two known 
copies in existence, one in the Otani Univer- 
sity Library, Kyoto, and the other in Paris. 
The present reprint. The Tibetan Tripitaka, 
Peking Edition, was prepared and edited over 
a period of twenty years by scholars under the 
direction of the well-known authority on Bud- 
dhism, Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. The set was 
photographically reproduced from the Otani 
copy, and published in 1955-1961 by the Tibet- 
an Tripitaka Research Institute. It constitutes 
one of the largest compilations of Buddhist 
writings, and its acquisition adds great strength 
to the Library's important collections of Bud- 
dhist works. 




The Tibetan Tripitaka is in two parts, known as the Bkah-hgyur (pronounced Kanjur) and the Bstan- 
hgyur (pronounced Tanjur). The first part contains the teachings and sermons of the Buddha and the 
rules of Buddhism. The second part, interpretations of Buddhist teachings, consists of writings on 
history, philology, logic, astronomy, medicine, arts and crafts, religious rites, and hymns, as well as 
books of an exegetic nature in the form of treatises, commentaries, and doxologies. 

Fanny Alice Coldren Goodwin, 1888-1964 

With the death at 76 of Mrs. Fanny Alice Coldren Goodwin, the UCLA Library has lost the other of 
the two major architects of its first twenty years of development. Scholarly collections were laid down 
in solid foundation by John E. Goodwin (1876-1948), Librarian from 1923 to 1944. As his Chief Reference 
Librarian and later his second wife, Fanny Alice Coldren brought equal distinction to the Library's 
scholarly reference services. A graduate of the University of Illinois Library School, she was the first 
Head of the Catalog Department at UCLA. Thereafter, she served as a skilled reference librarian, imag- 
inative and genial, and she had a flair for recruiting junior staff members with these same qualities. 
Two of them are with us today, Ardis Lodge and Esther Euler. The reputation of the UCLA Library Ref- 
erence Department for scholarly and friendly helpfulness was founded by Mrs. Goodwin, continued by 
Everett Moore who succeeded her in 1946, and is carried on by Miss Lodge and her staff. 

The College Library Building itself in its design and layout owes much to Mrs. Goodwin. In the 
years of planning for it before 1929, she travelled widely for Mr. Goodwin to observe and compare other 
recent university library buildings. She was a highly professional person in everything she undertook 
and the present state of the library art on this campus is partly the result of her devoted service. 

Thus it is fitting that we honor and thank Fanny Alice Coldren Goodwin for what she did for UCLA 
and what we owe to her. 



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UCLA Librarian 



Books 



Instruments = Music 




There is a method of music-making in the Balkans called "singing with book," in which the per- 
former puts a volume on his lap, places a hand over it, and proceeds to sing, totally disregarding the 

book which he can't read anyway. Although I 
don't want to speculate on the psychological or 
symbolic significance of such use of a book, I 
find the procedure rather interesting. 

A few months ago an even more novel use of 
the printed page was tried at UCLA, involving a 
solution of the title equation, through the combined 
efforts of the Library and the Music Department. 
During the past several years the Institute of Eth- 
nomusicology has exchanged scholarly materials 
with most of the Balkan countries, purchasing mu- 
sical instruments whenever possible. On several 
occasions we had been able to obtain records and 
books from Bulgaria, but for one reason or another 
we were not so lucky when it came to securing folk 
instruments. Thus, when Mr. Vosper called me to 
say, "I will be in Sofia in two weeks; can 1 do 
something for you while I am there?," I replied almost reluctantly and with little enthusiasm, "Yes, of 
course; get us some instruments." Since I had made similar requests to travelling colleagues in the past 
with no results, I promptly dismissed the conversation from my mind. 

Several weeks later when Mrs. Fay Blake, of the Library's Gifts and Exchange Section, phoned me 
at home to report that the Library had received musical instruments from Bulgaria, I assumed at first 
that it was some kind of a joke. "Here," I thought, "is a library not only with a heart, but with a sense 
of humor as well." But 1 was wrong: the instruments 
I ordered had indeed arrived, but so had the conditions, 
which called for payment in books. This, of course, pre- 
sented a totally new problem, since heretofore exchanges 
had been made mostly in terms of equal numbers of either 
volumes or pages. The next stage of the transaction was 
rather involved, but with cooperation from all services 
involved the result was that the Etnografski Muzei in So- 
fia received some of our books, while the Music Depart- 
ment is now in possession of some excellent and rare folk 
instruments from Bulgaria. 

The most valuable item in the collection is the gudul- 
ka (shown in the accompanying photographs), considered 
to be the oldest Slav instrument. Byzantine historians men- 
tion it in the seventh century, but it is safe to assume that this bowed string instrument was in use among 
the Slavs in the pre-Christian era. The gudulka-playet stops the strings with his fingernails, the result- 
ing tones being in the category of "semi-harmonics." Instead of moving the bow across the three strings, 
he turns the instrument, while the bow does not change direction —a fact that might startle a violinist. 
Underneath the regular strings are eight sympathetic strings, whose tuning I have still to figure out. In 
non-technical terms, the gusla (which is another name for the gudulka), may be described as resembling 
the gigue, being held something like a rehab, behaving like the Baroque viola d' amore, but in technique 
being like none of them! 




December, 1964 



The kaval is Bulgaria's national instrument, which Ivan Vazov has called "the harp of the Bulgarian 
mountains and plains." And it may be all of that, except that it is actually a wind instrument of the flute 
family. It consists of three parts, eight holes, and no mouthpiece. It is played by blowing across one 
end; toward the opposite end there are four openings called "devil's holes." There are three varieties of 
kavals; ours is the middle size, about 25 inches long, tuned in D, which makes it especially suitable for 
ensemble playing and for accompanying vocalists. It is richly decorated, especially at the ends and the 
joints, which are handsomely inlaid with rings of horn. 



Among the more obvious traces of Near Eastern influence in Bulgaria is the plucked instrument, the 
tambuTa, with a long, graceful neck around which numerous frets are strung, shown here in a drawing. 
(Unlike the Persian setar or the Turkish saz which it resembles, a single wire travelling on the back of 
the neck is used for the frets.) Depending on age and location, the instrument may have as few as one 
or as many as twelve strings. The one in our collection is 
the most popular type, with two double strings, and proba- 
bly comes either from the Pirin region in Northwestern Bul- 
garia, or from the Eastern Rhodops. 

We also have two varieties of svirki: a duduk. a sort 
of a beakflute with six holes, and a dvoianka. which has a 
double mouthpiece and parallel doublepipe; it can play two 
tunes simultaneously, so to say. Actually, only one indi- 
vidual line is played, the second serving as a pedal. Fi- 
nally, there is the homely gaida, or bagpipe, which needs 
no introduction, although it is quite different in tone qual- 
ity from those of Italy and Scotland. 

The Bulgarian instruments are on exhibit in Schoenberg 
Hall and anyone interested may look at them; better still, 
come and hear them when we begin rehearsals for our Balkan 
performance group in the Spring. Perhaps you will agree 
with me that rarely have library books been responsible for 
so much sound. 

Incidentally, with us "playing with book" is not sym- 
bolic; it's a necessity. 

Boris Kremenliev 
Professor of Music 




Book Recommendations for the Residence Halls 

The College Library issued last month its 1964/65 list of Suggested Books for UCLA Residence Hall 
Libraries. This revised list supersedes the original one of 1963/64 and contains 315 new titles and 50 
new editions of earlier titles. All out-of-print books have been eliminated from the list, as have those 
already acquired by the five residence halls, Dykstra, Hedrick, Hershey, Rieber, and Sproul. 

The list of recommended titles will continue to be reviewed and revised annually, with respect both 
to new and obsolete titles and to the current holdings of the libraries for which it was conceived. Student 
book-selection committees in each of the residence halls can thus continue to improve these collections 
which have been established to provide good reference and general interest books. Collections vary in 
size from Hedrick's 366 volumes to Sproul's 833; present prospects suggest that eventual totals of 
between two and three thousand volumes in each library can be anticipated. 



UCLA Librarian 



Rexroth Will Lecture Here Next Month 

Kenneth Rexroth will read and discuss poetry by himself and others in a public lecture on Monday, 
January 11, at 4 p.m., in Room 1200 Humanities Building. His address is sponsored by the School of 
Library Service, the Department of English, the Committee on Public Lectures, and the University Li- 
brary. 

Librarian's Notes 

The Council of the Friends of the UCLA Library met at the home of President Remi Nadeau on 
November 21 to deal with a variety of business matters, including election of the following new officers 
for 1965: President Dr. Edgar F. Mauer, Vice President Mr. Robert G. Blanchard, Secretary Mr. Andrew 
H. Horn, and Treasurer Mrs. John W. Caughey. The election of six new Council members will be by 
general membership ballot later this month. 

Further actions of the Council, including plans for spring meetings of the membership, will be an- 
nounced in a forthcoming issue of the News Bulletin issued for the Friends under the gracious editorial 
direction of Miss Patrice Manahan. 

I want to take this occasion as University Librarian to thank all the Friends, and particularly their 
officers and committee workers, for the time, enthusiasm, and imagination they give so generously in 
behalf of the University's library program. It has been especially heartening this year to observe two 
optimistic new developments. 

The special committee on gifts and endowments is developing, with the aid of Mr. Douglas Kinsey 
and his staff, a special brochure that can be used, hopefully, in amplifying even further the private sup- 
port that has meant so much to us over the years. The past record of public generosity was indicated in 
the attractive display of 101 Notable Gifts on the recent occasion of the Campus Open House. I am con- 
fident that the next such exhibition, under the leadership of the Friends' new committees, will be even 
more scintillating. 

Secondly, a subcommittee has formed spontaneously to give special emphasis to our Oriental Library, 
which is a remarkable cultural resource for the Los Angeles community. And another group is convivially 
laying plans to extend our collections of books relating to wine. The variety and extent of the UCLA Li- 
brary program offers rich opportunity for such special interest groups. 



Mr. Donald V. Black, who has done so much in recent years to develop our new punch-card circula- 
tion control system and to initiate for us a continuing program toward automation of library procedures, 
has been appointed Director of Technical Processes in the Library on the new Santa Cruz campus. Mr. 
Black's work at UCLA will be continued under the supervision of Mr. Anthony Hall, Coordinator of Tech- 
nical Processes. A number of experimental projects — involving specialized information systems, serials 
control, computer-based card production, and further development of the circulation system — are under 
way in the Biomedical Library, the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, and the University 
Research Library. 

R.V. 
A Note to Serials Librarians and Others Who Care 

With this issue, number one of volume eighteen, the UCLA Librarian begins publication once a month, 
rather than bi-weekly as was done heretofore. 

UCLA Librarian is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 90024. 
Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Norman Dudley, David Esplin, Boris Kremenliev, 
Man-Hing Mok, Lawrence Clark Powell, Wilbur Smith, Jean Tuckerman, Robert Vosper. 



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January, 1965 

Son Diego-lrvine-Westwood Line 

Last week the first intercampus 
bus service from points south was in- 
augurated. The library bus from San 
Diego and Irvine had as passengers on 
its maiden run the University Librarians 
of those campuses, Melvin Voigt and 
John E. Smith. (Other buses in the 
fleet come in week-daily with readers 
and requests for loans from the River- 
side and Santa Barbara campuses.) ^dr. 
Smith, Mr. Voigt, and the bus are shown 
here being welcomed by Everett Moore, 
Esther Euler, and Robert Vosper. 



Contract Is Awarded to Biomedical Library for MEDLARS Project 

The Biomedical Library has been chosen to be the first in a proposed national network of medical 
literature searching centers, and for this purpose an award of 5125,000 in a contract for a pilot study at 
UCLA was announced last month by Martin M. Cummings, the Director of the National Library of Medi- 
cine. The project will be conducted under the direction of Louise Darling, Biomedical Librarian, and 
Wilfrid Dixon, of the Health Sciences Computing Facility. 

The National Library of Medicine has developed the Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval Sys- 
tem (MEDLARS), an application of computer technology to the task of maintaining access to the world's 
scientific literature in the fields of medicine and related biological sciences. MEDLARS is used to pro- 
duce the monthly Index Medicus, a comprehensive reference listing of journal articles, and is also used 
to compile bibliographies of more specialized subjects and to conduct searches of the literature in an- 
swer to specific requests from scientists, practitioners, and scholars. Part of the original plan for 
MEDLARS envisioned the decentralized application of the system by the use of its computer tapes in 
medical libraries elsewhere in the country, and, by means of the grant, the pilot study in such use of the 
system will be undertaken at UCLA. 

Under the terms of the contract, the National Library of Medicine will provide the Health Sciences 
Computing Facility with the MEDLARS magnetic tapes on which the literature references are stored; 
each reel of tape, roughly twelve inches in diameter, holds some 35,000 bibliographic citations. Repro- 
gramming of the MEDLARS tapes in COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) will make it possible 
for the literature search to be carried out on other computers, and the stored information can then be made 
available through the Biomedical Library to Southern California scientists and research institutions. 



10 UCLA Librarian 



New Policy on the Circulation of Periodicals 

At its meeting on December 3, the Senate Library Committee gave particular attention to the loan 
regulations for periodicals, a matter of long-standing concern. 

Some useful earlier steps had been taken to reduce the severe competition for access to periodicals 
that results from our large campus population, our responsibility also to serve other UC campuses, and 
our metropolitan location. For example, since 1963 we have declined, except in extraordinary cases, to 
send original copies of periodicals on interlibrary loan to other institutions; instead we require the use 
of photocopies. Moreover, the faculty and graduate students of the other UC campuses are expected, in 
the ordinary course of events, to accept a photocopy in lieu of taking the original issue or volume off 
campus. Then, of course, we have installed Xerox-914 copiers in eight campus libraries in the hope that 
wherever feasible our own faculty and students will secure photocopies so that the originals will be more 
widely accessible. Finally, we have begun to secure duplicate subscriptions and back files more gener- 
ously than in the past, although this is a slow and expensive business. 

With this background in mind, the Library Committee decided not to inhibit local loans entirely, but 
definitely to modify the loan periods. 

Beginning with the Spring semester, bound volumes of periodicals will circulate to faculty and other 
academic borrowers for only one week, rather than for three weeks as in the past. Charges will be renew- 
able, but for one week at a time, rather than for a semester, as at present. The loan period for doctoral 
candidates will also be reduced to one week, with renewal privilege. Periodical loan periods for other 
borrowers and the loan period for monographic serials will remain the same for the present. 

Moreover, all current issues, unless a second copy is available, will be restricted to library use only 
during the first 30 days following receipt in the Library. 

These new regulations will apply to the University Research Library. Other libraries on campus will 
continue to set circulation periods according to local circumstances of need and use. The general trend 
is toward more restrictive circulation policies, for there is increasing recognition of the need to keep 
these essential research materials available for reference at all times. 

We were pleased to report to the Senate Committee that, in general, members of the faculty are cooper- 
ative in response to the newly-instituted recall procedures for faculty book loans. 

R. V. 

Visitors 

Veikko 0. Huttunen, Consul-General of Finland in Los Angeles, visited the Research Library on 
November 24 to see our Finnish collections, under the guidance of Mrs. Inkeri Rank, who not only cata- 
logs our Finnish books but also teaches elementary Finnish. 

Cresenciano A. Batiquin, of the U. S. Information Service in Cebu City, the Philippines, visited the 
Research Library, the College Library, the Theater Arts Library, the Oriental Library, and the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections on November 30. 

Cecil Byrd, Associate Director of Indiana University Libraries, and ]ens Nyholm, University Librar- 
ian at Northwestern University and former Head of the Catalog Department at UCLA, visited the Library 
during the Christmas recess. 



January, 1965 11 

The Case of the Careless Copyist; or, Filipowski's Revenge 

It has become fashionable, especially since the advent of the Atom, to lament the passing of the pre- 
machine years of the past. Poets, philosophers, and even scientists have expressed their nostalgia for 
a rather more machineless culture. But even such romantics might grant the virtues of xerography, micro- 
photography, and other means of photoduplication after considering the curious affair of Goldberg at the 
Bodleian, as brought to light in a book from the Theodore Cummings Collection of Hebraica and Judaica. 

The book, Matsref la-kesef, was published in Edinburgh in 1854 from the text by Azariah de Rossi, 
an Italian-Jewish scholar of the sixteenth century. The title, meaning "The Refining-Pot for Silver," re- 
fers to the crystalization of certain problems, in this instance concerning the calendar. 

Herschell Filipowski, the book's editor and publisher, was an Anglo-Jewish mathematician who was 
born in Lithuania and, after moving to London as a teacher, settled in Edinburgh as an actuary. Filipow- 
ski became an enthusiast for old Hebrew manuscripts, especially those on astronomy and the calendar, 
and he organized The Hebrew Antiquarian Society for Publishing the Most Ancient and Most Important 
Hebrew Manuscripts Hitherto Yet Unprinted. He also established in Edinburgh his own press to print 
books with his specially designed Hebrew type. 

In Filipowski's Foreword to the Matsref la-kesef we learn that de Rossi's original manuscript of this 
work was kept in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and Filipowski had to hire a scholar to copy it for him. 
He contracted with a certain Mr. Goldberg to do the copying job, with instructions to proofread each 
copied chapter at least twice before forwarding it to him for printing — to which Goldberg agreed. 

When the first fifteen leaves were received, Filipowski discovered many errors in them, and he wrote 
to the copyist reminding him of the agreement not to send defective material. Goldberg assured the pub- 
lisher that he would be very careful from then on and that he would correct ail the previous mistakes. 
Filipowski believed him and began to set the type for the book from the additional text that was coming 
in. In the meantime, Filipowski discovered more mistakes and again wrote to Goldberg about them. This 
time Goldberg indignantly replied: 

I can't understand why you are so afraid that there will be a few mistakes in the 
Matsref la-kesef. Do you really believe that his words are the words of God? Or do 
you think that this book tells us such important things that when we miss or mis- 
understand a few words here and there, it will be a great loss.' 

Finally, Goldberg notified Filipowski that he had had enough of Oxford and would move on to Paris. 
Filipowski was in a fix: he had already set the type for 64 pages, and he knew nobody in Oxford who 
would be willing to complete the job of copying. And so he decided to go to Oxford himself to finish the 
job started by Goldberg. At the Bodleian, he compared the already printed text with the original manu- 
script, and discovered in the 64 pages no less than 666 errors. 

What should Filipowski do? First, he decided to reset the 64 pages anew with a corrected text. 
Then, he decided not to destroy the original 64 pages, but to attach them as a supplement at the end of 
the book with a separate title page that read: Matsref la-kesef . . . together with all the mistakes of the 
copyist. A free gift. 

On the verso of this singular title page, Filipowski listed 66 errors out of the 666 made by Goldberg. 
The rest he left for scholars to find for themselves. 



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UCLA Librarian 



Clark Library Seminar on English Historiography 

History's turn finally came at the Clark Library when the fourteenth in the Library's series of seminars 
on subjects reflecting the Clark holdings was devoted to seventeenth-century English historiography. 

Directed by President Mark Curtis of Scripps College, formerly Professor of History at UCLA, the 
seminar heard Professor French Fogle of the Claremont Graduate School speak on Milton's theory and 
practice of history. The afternoon session featured Professor H. R. Trevor-Roper, the Clark's Senior 
Research Fellow, on leave from his post as Regius Professor of Modern History in Oxford University, who 
read a paper on Clarendon. 

On display for the seminar was a group of Commonwealth broadsides, acquired for the Library by 
Chancellor Murphy, including the one issued by the Council on 16 December 1653, declaring Oliver Crom- 
well Lord Protector, and hitherto recorded only by the British Museum. 

An added attraction was the presence of Olivia de Havilland, a Trevor-Roper "fan," paying a return 
visit to the Clark where once in preparation for an acting role she read all of the Library's editions of 
Romeo and Juliet. 

Papers of this seminar are now in press and will be available later free upon request to the Clark 
Library. 

Plans for Unit II 

At their November meeting the Regents approved schematic plans for Unit II of the University Research 
Library as presented by executive architects Jones & Emmons. The new unit, which will extend the 
present structure to the west, should be ready for occupancy in the fall of 1968. The third and final unit 
should come four years after that. 

Unit II will provide expanded space for the shelving and use of current journals and will permit us to 
bring into the new building several major functions now awkwardly housed in the old main library building: 
the Government Publications Room, the Government and Public Affairs Reading Room, the Department of 
Special Collections, the Oriental Library, and the newspaper collections. The following statistics indi- 
cate the size of the project. 



UNIT I 



UNIT II 



TOTALS 



Square Footage 
Net ASF 

Gross Floor Area 
Student Seating 
Capacity (in volumes) 
Faculty Cubicles 
Seminar Study Rooms 
Cost 
Building Costs (excluding 
stacks, furniture and 
landscaping) 
Equipment & Furniture 

(including stacks) 
Total Project 



130,043 

189,600 

1,305 

750,000 

24 





$3,231,200 

815,000 
$5,065,000 



83,226 

108,431 

715 

643,800 

51 

4 



$2,209,000 (est.) 

240,000 (est.) 
$3,128,800 



213,262 

298,031 

2,020 

1,393,800 

76 

4 



$5,440,200 

1,055,000 
$8,193,800 



January, 1965 



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A holiday greeting card received from Hellmut Lehmann- 
Haupt, of the rare book firm of H. P. Kraus, with his 
sketch of the tops of pine trees east of the Research Li- 
brary, as seen from the Acquisitions Department during 
his visit in November. 



Publications and Activities 

The first published description of the Research 
Library building has. appeared in the December 1 
issue of the Library journal. Paul Miles is the 
author of the article, entitled "UCLA in Three 
Stages." Several photographs of the building by 
Marvin Rand accompany the piece. 

Seymour Lubetzky's paper on "Catalog Code 
Revision, 1964," delivered at the annual confer- 
ence of the Medical Library Association in June, 
has been published in the Library Journal for 
December 15. 

The first editorial board for the Wilson Li- 
brary Bulletin includes Everett Moore among its 
members. Others are Jack Dalton, Dean of the 
Columbia University School of Library Service; 
Emerson Greenaway, Director of the Free Library 
of Philadelphia; Hiram Haydn, Editor of The 
American Scholar; and Helen R. Sattley, Director 
of the New York City School Library Service. Mr. 
Moore will attend the first meeting of the board 
in New York on January 22. 

Lawrence Clark Powell has contributed "El 
Credo del Buen Bibliotecario" — Arnulfo D. Trejo's 
translation of "A Bookman's Credo" from LCP's 
The Alchemy of Books — to the 1962 Anuario de 
Biblioteconomia y Archivonomia of the Faculty 
of Philosophy and Letters of the National Autono- 
mous University of Mexico. 



The proceedings of the workshop on "Your Library in the Master Plan for Public Libraries in Cali- 
fornia," conducted last May under the joint sponsorship of the California Library Association and the 
California State Library, have been published in the Summer issue of News Notes of California Libraries. 
Everett Moore presided at one of the general sessions. 

Louise Darling's presidential address at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association last 
June, "On Education for Biomedical Librarianship," has been published in the October issue of the 
Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 



Richard Zumwinkle's review of The Face on the Cutting Room Floor: The Story of Movie and Tele- 
vision Censorship, by Murray Schuraach, appears in the January issue of the Newsletter on Intellectual 
Freedom. 



14 UCLA Lihrarian 



Jimenez Quesada Collection on Costa Rica 

One of the most significant additions to UCLA's Latin American holdings is the recent acquisition 
of the library of the late Mario Alberto Jimenez Quesada, prominent jurist and Jefe del Departamento 
Legal de la Contralorfa General de la Repiiblica de Costa Rica. The collection of more than seven hun- 
dred books, pamphlets, and manuscripts about Costa Rica was presented to the Library as a memorial by 
Sr. Jimenez Quesada's sister, Claudia. 

Sr. Jime'nez Quesada built his library with care, selecting bibliographies, reference works, serials, 
manuscripts, and general books on a wide variety of Costa Rican subjects. Undoubtedly, these materials 
were frequently consulted by Sr. Jimenez Quesada in the preparation of his own writings, which were 
published in a two-volume memorial edition in 1962. 

Publications of Costa Rican societies and institutions in the collection include representative 
works of the Academia de Geografia e Historia de Costa Rica and its successor, the Academia Costarri- 
cense de la Historia; the Asociacion Costarricense de Bibliotecarios; the Museo Nacional; the Instituto 
Geografico de Costa Rica; and the Comision de Investigaciones Historicas de la Campana de 1856-1857. 
The retrospective serial publications of these organizations complete a number of important back files 
for our Library. 

A large proportion of the Jimenez Quesada collection is of special value to the student of eighteenth 
and nineteenth century Costa Rican history. In addition to an outstanding group of biographies and his- 
tories (both national and local), it contains significant printed documents and bibliographies, such as 
Luis Dobles Segrada, Indice hibliogrdfico de Costa Rica (9 volumes); Leon Fernandez Bonilla, Documen- 
tos para la historia de Costa Rica (10 volumes); Carlos Gagni, Documentos para la historia de Costa 
Rica (16 volumes); Francisco Maria Iglesias, Documentos relatives a la independencia (3 volumes); Jorge 
Lines, Libros y folletos publicados en Costa Rica durante los anos 1 830-1 848; Victor Manuel Sanabria 
Mart/nez, Genealogias de Cartago hasta 1850 (6 volumes); and the monumental Indice de los protocolos 
de Alajuela, Cartago, Cuanacaste, Heredia, and San ]ose (11 volumes). Among the serials are Mentor 
Costarricense, volume 1, number 1, to volume 2, number 6 (1842-1845), one of the earliest political pa- 
pers of the nation, and the Gaceta Oficial de Costa Rica, numbers 2-7 (1859). 

The small but impressive manuscript collection is strongest in nineteenth-century materials. Of 
particular interest is a copy of the Estatuto Politico de La Provincia de Costa Rica, drawn up by the 
Congreso General de la Provincia in San Jose' on May 26, 1823. Chapter 1, Article 1 of this statute de- 
clares that "The Province of Costa Rica is free and independent . . ." Accompanying the Estatuto Po- 
litico are several papers concerning the Junta Superior Gubernativa and the Legajos de Nota y Ordenes 
del Municipio de Escasii, written between 1826 and 1834. These manuscripts include the signatures of 
historically prominent Costa Ricans, such as Bernardo Calvo, Bruno Carranza, and Jose' Mari'a Peralta. 

Other subjects strongly represented in the Jimenez Quesada collection are the natural sciences, 
education (with a number of works by Luis Felipe Gonzalez), geography (including the writings of Manuel 
Man'a de Peralta), and a collection of twenty books and pamphlets on Masonic organizations in Costa 
Rica and Central America. 

The Editor Naps 

The last issue of the UCLA Librarian created, owing to inattentive proofreading, a ghostly edition 
of Harriet Martineau's My Servant Rachel; the "1828" issue cited from The English Catalogue of Books 
for 1835-1862 should read "1838." The correction should also be noted, in the article on the Winston 
Churchill exhibit, that the Max Beerbohm sketch of Sir Winston, lent for the exhibit by Professor Majl 
Ewing, was the original drawing and not a copy. 



January, 1965 15 

A New Study of Automated Circulation Controls 

The Harvard and UCLA libraries have been chosen as the subjects of a detailed study of automated 
circulation systems now in operation. Robert Hydeman, Director of Management Information Services for 
the firm of George Fry and Associates, met this month with several members of the Library staff in the 
course of looking into our IBM circulation control procedures. The current study is a sequel to the origi- 
nal George Fry report on circulation control systems issued in 1961. 

Clark Library Activities 

Chancellor Murphy's strong personal interest in books and libraries, which has meant so much to 
Kansas and, for the past four years, to UCLA, has not left the Clark Library program unaffected. As 
chairman of the Library's Advisor)' Committee he has presided over its semi-annual meetings and en- 
couraged the Director vigorously to enlarge and intensify every aspect of the Clark's program of collect- 
ing and preserving source materials in its special areas of strength, and of serving the community of 
scholars near and far. 

The first step taken by the Chancellor was to enlarge the faculty Advisory Committee both in numbers 
of members and in scholarly fields represented. To the original membership of Professors Ewing (Eng- 
lish), O'Malley (History of Medicine), Vosper (University Librarian and Library Service), and Powell 
(Director) were added Professors Bloch (Art), Burke (History of Science), Dearing (English), Gullans 
(English), Lossky (History), and Morris (Law and Philosophy). Subcommittees were appointed for Pro- 
grams and Fellowships (Professor Ewing, Chairman), Acquisitions (Professor Vosper, Chairman), and 
Buildings and Grounds (Director Powell, Chairman), all of which have held frequent meetings and devel- 
oped active programs. 

In addition to the seminars and Visiting Research Fellowships, there has been added a new program 
of post-doctoral summer fellowships, limited to six scholars to work for six weeks under a director in a 
single area or subject. 

This coming summer the fellows (now being selected) will work on aspects of Restoration drama un- 
der the direction of Professor Emmett Avery of Washington State University, himself a distinguished 
Restoration scholar. 

Here for the autumn semester from Oxford as Senior Fellow was the Regius Professor of .Modern His- 
tory, H. R. Trevor -Roper, who joined with Professor French Fogle of the Claremont Graduate School in a 
seminar on Seventeenth-Century English Historiography, conducted by that erstwhile UCLAN, President 
Mark Curtis of Scripps College. 

Visiting Research Fellows have been named for the next two years. Several publications are in press 
as a result of the accelerated activity under the Chancellor's stimulating guidance. 

A second underground addition to the Library is now being planned to include a kitchen-lounge, in- 
dividual cubicles, and more stack space. The old residence, used for general storage purposes, will 
soon be razed and more parking space thereby gained. 

Faculty members interested in working at the Clark Library or in just visiting it may receive round- 
trip university bus service by calling the day before to the University Librarian's Office. 

The acceleration and intensification of these diversified activities will result eventually, it is hoped 
by Chancellor Murphy and the Committee, in the Clark Library becoming a widely influential center of 
humanistic studies. This is exactly what was envisioned, forty years ago, when William Andrews Clark, 
Jr., announced the gift of his great library and its beautiful grounds to UCLA. 

L.C.P. 



16 UCLA Librarian 



Progress in the Remodeling of the College Library Building 

As Step 1 in the remodeling of the College Library Building approaches the half-way point, it is pos- 
sible to get some idea of how the building will look in July when this stage is completed. Outside, there 
are only indications that something major is going on — a twenty-foot -deep hole running some forty feet 
along the east wall, with huge piles of earth on either side, all of it enclosed by a wire fence; a wooden 
barricade across the north-south walk between the Library and Kinsey Hall; wire fencing around the small 
south parking lot, with a sign proclaiming it to be the domain of Ray Wilson Co., General Contractors. 
Inside, however, there are more positive signs of what is to come. 

On the ground floor, the wall between Rooms 32 and 34 has been removed, and the resulting room is 
being converted into new quarters for the Oriental Library. 

The door to the Receiving Room in the west wing has been moved about eight feet to the east, ex- 
posing the elevator which was in that room to public view and use. This elevator, which now goes only 
to the second floor, is being replaced by one which will go to the third floor. 

Room 132, which formerly housed the Acquisitions Department, is being converted into a reading 
room. The former office of the department head has been removed, and a new lowered ceiling has been 
installed. 

It is on the second floor, in the rotunda and main reference reading room areas, that the most dramatic 
changes are taking place. The wooden partitions which enclosed the Circulation Desk and waiting room 
have been removed from the central rotunda, and to the west of it the Circulation offices are gone, as are 
all the public catalog cabinets but one. The new College Library circulation desk will be built against 
the south wall in the former Card Catalog room, while the central rotunda will contain shelving for new 
books on either side of the stack entrances, as well as two small reading areas. 

The Reference Desk has been moved to the center of the Reference Room, directly behind the pillars 
(near its original location), and the reference collection will occupy the shelves in this area. In addition, 
shelving is being added which will extend into the room from both the north and south walls at about 
thirty-five-foot intervals. The P (literature) classification of the College Library collection will be 
shelved here, and the shelf arrangement will create reading alcoves devoted to particular national litera- 
tures. The alcoves will be furnished with comfortable chairs and low tables. Current issues of appropri- 
ate periodicals will be available near the literature sections. 

New fluorescent lighting has been installed in the book stacks on Levels 3 and 6, and will eventually 
be installed on all the levels open to the public. Study carrels will be added on Level 4 among the book 
stacks and on Level 5 in the south portion, and the entire book stacks will be air-conditioned, as will 
Rooms 132 and 32-34. 

The new Education-Psychology Library will occupy Room 390, formerly the Graduate Reading Room, 
when this stage of the remodeling has been completed. The stack and office areas have been completely 
rebuilt, as have the small offices at the north end of the room. 

While rain has slowed the exterior work somewhat, the remodeling of the interior is proceeding on 
schedule, and July should see the fall of the Great Wall in the main lobby and the opening of a beautifully, 
if not completely, refurbished College Library Building. 



January, 1965 ^' 



Foreign Librarians Will Attend Seminar at UCLA 

Sixteen librarians and teachers of librarianship from twelve foreign countries will assemble at the 
School of Library Service on February 8 for a two-week seminar on American librarianship and its politi- 
cal and cultural setting. The seminar, under the direction of the University Librarian, is part of a Multi- 
Area Group Librarian Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department in the interest of international un- 
derstanding and conducted for the Department by the Library School at the request of the American Library 
Association's International Relations Committee. Professor Seymour Lubetzky is Director of the Program. 

The complete Program, extending from January 22 through May 21, includes an orientation period in 
Washington, D.C., the seminar at UCLA, a period of internship at selected libraries and library schools, 
and visits to several cities to afford the visiting librarians an impression of life in the United States and 
to supplement their view of American libraries. 

The participants in the Program are, from the British West Indies, Miss Sylvia Grace Rogers, Execu- 
tive Officer of the Library of the College of Arts and Sciences, Bridgetown, Barbados; from Colombia, 
Miss Camila Botero Restrcpo. Head Librarian of the University of the Andes, Bogota'; from Haiti, Mr. 
jeremie Rouchon, Teacher in the Lycee Toussaint Louverture, Port-au-Prince; from Hong Kong, Mr. Leo 
Hau-shen, Librarian of the United College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and SMss Rebecca 
May-May Loh. Assistant Librarian of Hong Kong Baptist College; from Iceland, Mr. Olafur Fridriksson 
Hjartar, Librarian of the National Library of Iceland, and Lecturer in Library Science at the University 
of Iceland, Reykjavik; from India, Mr. Ram Goswamy, Librarian of the State Central Library, Shillong, 
Assam, Mr. Anand P. Srivastava, Director of Adult Education and Head of the Department of Library 
Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Mr. A. Thirumalai Muthuswamy, Lecturer in the Department of 
Library Science, University of Madras, and Mr. Harilal Singh Sengar, Assistant Librarian-in-Charge of 
Jabalpur University Library; from Indonesia, Mr. Frans Soeprapto, Librarian of the Documentation Section 
of the Library of the National Economic and Social Research Institute, Indonesian Council for Sciences, 
Djakarta; from Jamaica, S\rs . /\my Blanche Robertson, Senior Librarian at the Headquarters of the Jamaica 
Library Service, Kingston; from Japan, Mr. Yuichi Manaka, Staff Member of the Hibiya Metropolitan Library, 
Tokyo; from Spain, Miss Maria Cinio Burgos Matheu, Librarian of the Labor University of Tarragona; from 
Taiwan, Mr. Lu Nai-cheng. Assistant Librarian of Cheng Kung University; and from Yugoslavia, Airs. 
Bogomila Zii'koinc, Librarian of the Yugoslav Productivity Institute, Belgrade. 

A Few Problems at Oxford 

"Casual and immature attitudes towards books by a new kind of student reader" were brought to the 
attention of the Franks Commission of Inquiry into Oxford University by Mr. J. N. L. Myres, Bodley's 
Librarian, as reported in The Times Educational Supplement . November 1, 1964. 

"In a written memorandum he told the commission of the mutilation and removal of library books. 
Added to this," the TES said, "there was the inevitable wear and tear through multiple use by undergrad- 
uates of books that were only supplied in single copies, as a matter of library policy. Unless more books 
were duplicated they would not be available to posterity. 

"The need for an extension in the science department was 'absolutely urgent' and there was a gen- 
eral shortage of space on open shelves in the reading rooms for books and journals that should be on open 
access. Nor could the library provide sufficient seating, copying facilities, typing rooms or other neces- 
sary aids to teaching and research. Advanced students still found a deficiency in cataloguing, but fur- 
ther additions to an overburdened staff were impossible because there was nowhere for them to work." 



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The Biggest Holiday Season 

During the recent Christmas Recess the University Libraries stretched their resources to the utmost 
to meet such demands on their services as had never been equaled before. For several years now this 
and the Spring Recess have been the busiest periods of the year because of intensive use both by our own 
students and faculty and by students and faculty of other colleges and universities, particularly of other 
campuses of the University of California. This year, with our new Research Library facilities and with 
extended, though temporarily crowded and inadequate, College Library facilities, all records for use dur- 
ing comparable periods were broken. Branch libraries universally reported full houses and heavy use of 
collections. 

Accurate comparisons with 1963's Christmas Recess are not possible, for the Libraries were open 
for twelve days of service during that period, but only for nine during this year's briefer recess. This 
year's heavy use was therefore more concentrated than 1963's. 

The new Research Library proved gratifyingly adequate to the throngs that occupied the building 
every day. The lobby and waiting areas were crowded, but there was always space for people to sort 
themselves out, to queue up for library cards, to wait comfortably for books or friends, or to browse at 
the new-book shelves. Reference librarians, however, were hard-pressed to assist readers, many of whom 
were strangers. The pressures there seemed excessive, and the prospect of drawing away many under- 
graduates, a year hence, to adequate and comfortable facilities now in the making in the College Library, 
was good to keep in mind. It was rather certain that a good many hundred people were drawn this year 
to the new building with all its pleasant features who would in the future go to the College Library. 

Statistics of use, though inadequate in reflecting the entire picture of use in these two libraries and 
in the other libraries on campus, help to confirm the fact of steady and intensive utilization of all our fa- 
cilities. In the Research Library, with centralized exit control in effect for the first time in our main li- 
brary building, it was recorded that a total of 24,841 persons entered and left the building during the nine 
days of the recess. (The Library was open only nine hours each day, as compared with fourteen hours dur- 
ing semester sessions.) 

The largest number on a single day was 3,717, on Monday, December 28. (This was perhaps the bus- 
iest, day of the entire year for most campus libraries, though most libraries reported capacity use on other 
days as well.) On January 4, the Monday following the recess, 6,800 entered the building during the full 
fourteen-hour schedule. 

The total number of volumes issued from the Loan Desk in the Research Library during the nine days 
of 1964's recess (20,141) was not as great as the total for the twelve days in 1963 (23,856), but the aver- 
age per day in 1964 (2,238) exceeded that for 1963 (1,988). Of the volumes borrowed by our own students 
in 1963, 59 per cent were by undergraduate students and 41 per cent by graduate students. In 1964, only 
45 per cent were borrowed by undergraduates, and graduate students accounted for 55 per cent. The grad- 
uates were taking over in their own library. 

At the College Library, the tight little Open Stack with a full line of services was busily setting 
spectacular new records. During the nine days of recess service, a total of 5,956 volumes were issued, 
of which 4,045 were College Library books and 1,911 were Research Library materials shelved at present 
on Level 3 of the Open Stack. Compare this total with last year's total circulation of 2,474 for the twelve 
days of recess, and an increase of 141 per cent will be revealed. 

The new Reference staff of the College Library had the busiest time of their young lives, and they 
gained the equivalent of a year's experience in those nine days of assisting students with unfailing cordi- 
ality under almost unceasing pressure. Whatever rough edges they may have started out with were worn 
smooth by the close-packing-in of folk in that wee reference area. 



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Some other statistics are significant: 

. . . Use of Microtext materials in the Research Library increased from 462 items in 1963 
to 1,070 in 1964 (or, from an average of 39 per day to 119 per day). Microtext 
reading facilities in the Graduate Reserve Service were uncomfortably overtaxed. 

. . . 524 library cards were issued in the Research Library to students of other campuses 
of the University of California. Of these, 420 were from Berkeley, 72 from Santa 
Barbara, 19 from Riverside, 7 from Davis, and 6 from the San Francisco Medical 
Center. A total of 988 cards were issued during the recess — 850 of these to non- 
UCLA people. 

... An average of 1,327 call cards were accepted per day at the Research Library Loan 
Desk (153 per hour). 

A final set of figures on comparative use of the Xerox copying machines during the nine days from 
December 23, 1963, to January 4, 1964, and the nine days from December 21, 1964, to January 2, 1965, 
should be noted: 

1963-64 1964-65 

Biomedical Library 2,859 5,467 

Chemistry Library 1,812 879 

Engin. & Math. Sci. Library 3,323 3,056 

Bus. Admin. Library 1,626 1,768 

Main Library 8,603 — 

Research Library — 5,606 

College Library - 4,008 

Physics Library 1,207 1,851 

Photographic Laboratory — 1,793 



Total 19,430 24,428 

The most impressive increases in the Xerox service were in the Biomedical Library, where the staff 
had reported an unprecedented 'movement' of periodicals during this period, and in the three new facili- 
ties in the Research Library, the College Library, and the Photographic Laboratory, which replaced the 
single copying service situated in the former Main Library. The combined total for the three locations 
was 11,407. 

This busiest of all Christmas seasons left staff members in every part of the Library system eager 
to get back to the slightly quieter days that came with resumption of classes. No serious let-downs have 
been reported. 

Inauguration of the Wine Collection 

At a recent dinner, for which Saul Marks printed a handsome menu, a number of imbibing bookmen, 
including Adolph Brugger, Marcus Crahan, Grant Dahlstrom, Clifton Fadiman, William Wistar Haines, Ty 
Jurras, Robert Nathan, W. W. Robinson, Robert Vosper, John Weaver, Matt Weinstock, and Paul Wellman, 
uncorked a new bottle by establishing a Wine Collection at the UCLA Library. Books on many aspects 
of wine, wine lore, wine cookery, and gastronomy will be assembled for the collection, to which will be 
added volumes on the production and consumption of wines, especially in California. 

A gift of books and articles for the collection from Mr. Jurras indicates the variety and vitality of 
the literature on wines. The Pleasures of Wine (1964), by Robert Lawrence Balzer, is an illustrated 
historical and personal account of California wines by an Idyllwild restaurateur, with a final chapter on 



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"A Connoisseur's Collection of Fine Recipes." Another book, Favorite Recipes of California Winemakers, 
proves that vintners are also gourmets, and will not turn up their noses at "Salmon Steak Chablis," "Bur- 
gundy Meatballs," or "Strawberries in Champagne." 

Wine buying, judging, vineyard tours, and gastronomy are treated in such volumes as Angelo Pelle- 
grini's Unprejudiced Palate (1957), The Vintage Wine Book (1957), and The Fred Beck Wine Book (1964), 
which, among other things, advises the reader "How to tell a red wine from a Buick coupe." And Dr. 
Crahan reminds the reader, in his Early American Inebrietatis : Review of the Development of American 
Habits in Drink and the National Bias and Fixations Resulting Therefrom (printed for the Zamorano Club 
by the Plantin Press, 1964), that "In the life process, drink comes next to air and before food in urgency." 

Various articles on wine enjoyment and lore complete this nucleus of the Wine Collection, which will 
be housed in the Department of Special Collections. Oenophilists are invited to taste and discuss the 
merits of this new vintage, remembering James Thurber's cartoon caption, "It's a naive domestic burgundy 
without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption." 

Engineering Anniversary 

January 2 marked the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the Engineering and Mathematical 
Sciences Library. It was the first branch library at UCLA, with a professional librarian, a complete card 
catalog, and an obligation to serve the needs of a new professional school, the College of Engineering. 

World War II was nearing its end in 1945; fewer than 5,000 students were enrolled on the campus. 
Parking was no problem, since gas rationing forced many to come by bus or in car pools. There was no 
construction in progress on campus. Rabbits frolicked on Janss steps and around a tree behind the Main 
Library. Reference librarians could take time to read the Illustrated London Neivs while waiting for 
customers. 

When the War came to an end there was immediate change: GIs flocked back to school, parking be- 
came a major concern for staff and students, construction began on the east wing of the Main Library, the 
merry-go-round of UCLA growth was on its way. 

The Engineering Library began in the Reference office of the Main Library, and then moved to a room 
just big enough for two small tables, seven chairs, and a few shelves constructed of raw planks. In 1948 
it moved to the top floor of the west wing (now occupied by the School of Library Service); here the staff 
was subjected to the ordeal of living with reconstruction, as faculty cubicles were installed within the 
Engineering Library's area, and walls were torn down and rebuilt. Who can forget the smell of wet plaster 
or the rat-a-tat of cement drills within five feet of the circulation desk? In January 1952 the library moved 
to the fourth floor of Engineering Building I, and in August 1959 to its present quarters in Engineering II. 

In 1959 the Engineering Library undertook additional responsibilities for serving the Departments of 
Astronomy, Mathematics, and Meteorology, and its name was changed to the Engineering and Mathematical 
Sciences Library. In November 1962 Mrs. Johanna Tallman, Head of the Engineering Library from its 
beginning, was appointed coordinator of all physical sciences libraries, including those for Chemistry, 
Geology-Geophysics, and Physics. The physical sciences libraries now have 156,000 volumes, of which 
80,000 are in the E & MS Library, and twenty -five full-time staff members. 

Ask Me Another 

Memorable reference questions of 1964 included: "What is the average speed at which bicycles are 
driven.'" "What are the attributes of God.'" "What is the origin of the myth of the Great Pumpkin?" 



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The 1963-64 Statistical Sweepstakes 

The Association of Research Libraries has now issued its assemblage of 1963/64 Academic Library 
Statistics, from which it may be seen, in the table below, that the UCLA Library, with 2,006,819 volumes, 
retains twelfth place in size of holdings, and holds fourth place in number of volumes acquired during the 
year. The column of comparative figures for 1962/63 indicates that most libraries stand in the same rel- 
ative positions, except for considerably enlarged counts reported by Columbia and Wisconsin, and a num- 
ber of shifts among the last seven institutions shown here, leaving them all within a range of 125,000 
volumes of each other. 

The annual report of university library statistics has always required a good bit of explaining to be 
made intelligible, and this year's figures are more incoherent than most. First, it must be emphasized 
that the ARL merely assembles statistics as reported by the libraries, and there may be little uniformity 
among institutions in methods of counting. Next, it should be pointed out that the figures for volumes 
acquired are gross additions and are not adjusted to show net additions after withdrawals. (Thus, for ex- 
ample, UCLA, which acquired 149,687 volumes, reported the net addition of 140,168 volumes, while Yale 
reported the net addition of only 8,657 volumes, although 146,978 volumes were reported to be acquired.) 
Finally, many of the discrepancies are just not explained. 

Of the twenty largest libraries, consistent figures are given — i.e., 1962/63 holdings plus net addi- 
tions equal 1963/64 holdings -for only five: Cornell, Chicago, UCLA, Ohio State, and Northwestern. 
For many others there are variations of a few thousand volumes either way. Indiana, as usual, does not 
report its acquisitions, but did it withdraw 130,000 more books than it acquired? There is likewise no 
explanation for the reduced holdings of Pennsylvania and Princeton, both of which reported net additions 
in the sixty thousands. Neither Michigan nor Stanford show holdings commensurate with the net additions 
reported for them. 

Columbia's increase of nearly 200,000 more than the net additions reported (83,966) is, according to 
a footnote in the ARL listing, the result of the 1963/64 total figure having included with it for the first 
time certain collections "otherwise prepared for use," but not classified and cataloged in the traditional 
sense. Although Wisconsin's great increase is not explained by a footnote, it is possible to speculate 
that the 1963/64 holdings again include the books on the Milwaukee campus, which were reported sep- 
arately for the first time in 1962/63. 



Volumes in Library: 

1 . Harvard 

2. Yale 

3. Illinois 

4. Columbia 

5. Michigan 

6. California-Berkeley 

7. Cornell 

8. Stanford 

9. Chicago 

10. Minnesota 

11. Toronto 

12. California-L.A. 

13. Pennsylvania 

14. Wisconsin 

15. Princeton 

16. Ohio State 

17. Indiana 

18. Texas 

19. Duke 

20. Northwestern 



1963-64 

7,245,321 
4,702,876 
3,747,871 
3,452,689 
3,224,063 
2,955,704 
2,577,296 
2,416,372 
2,333,913 
2,291,459 
2,059,248 
2,006,819 
1,816,040 
1,765,802 
1,705,577 
1,664,774 
1,653,469 
1,649,280 
1,648,774 
1,643,167 



1962-63 

( 1) 7,073,689 

( 2) 4,693,072 

( 3) 3,634,643 

( 5) 3,088,460 

( 4) 3,133,503 

( 6) 2,829,330 

( 7) 2,413,369 

( 8) 2,379,079 

( 9) 2,271,450 

(10) 2,220,811 

(11) 1,944,356 

(12) 1,866,651 

(13) 1,835,638 
(20) 1,445,521 

(14) 1,834,074 

(17) 1,591,346 

(15) 1,787,194 
(19) 1,578,490 

(16) 1,592,672 

(18) 1,587,192 



Volumes Acquired: 



1963-64 



1. 


Harvard 


241,221 


2. 


Cornell 


167,969 


3. 


California -Berkeley 


152,288 


4. 


California-L.A. 


149,687 


5. 


Wisconsin 


149,397 


6. 


Yale 


146,978 


7. 


Michigan 


135,894 


8. 


Toronto 


129,296 


9. 


Illinois 


118,451 


10. 


Johns Hopkins 


109,637 


11. 


Columbia 


103,143 


12. 


Stanford 


101,381 


13. 


Chicago 


94,763 


14. 


Utah 


90,578 


15. 


Ohio State 


77,555 


16. 


Pennsylvania 


75,943 


17. 


.Minnesota 


73,542 


18. 


Washington 


71,104 


19. 


Duke 


71,018 


20. 


Texas 


70,790 



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Pictogrophs and Petroglyphs 

An exhibition of the art of pre-literate man, "Ancient Rock Paintings and Engravings," is on display 
at the Biomedical Library until February 7. Recent discoveries in Wisconsin and Michigan are among the 
highlights in a collection of photographs, fiberglass casts, and original surface prints and drawings which 
form a survey of rock paintings (pictographs) and rock carvings (petroglyphs) from many parts of the world. 
The exhibition was organized by Dr. Warren Wittry, of the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield 
Hills, Michigan, who participated in many of the North American excavations, and it is being circulated 
for display under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. 

Librarian's Notes 

In the Fall 1964 issue of Daedalus ("The Contemporary University: U.S.A."), Professor Peter H. 
Rossi, director of the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center, in an article concerned 
with the development of specialized research institutes, organized separately from the academic depart- 
ments in support of large-scale research, makes an intriguing comparison with the university library: 
"The first research center to evolve within the structure of the university was the library, occurring at a 
stage so deep in the beginnings of the institution that we usually do not classify the library as a center 
for research." He has in mind as to organizational pattern the kind of research center that maintains a 
separately appointed research and support staff, and he pursues the parallel further by proposing that such 
separately established research centers have not typically developed in the more humanistic fields be- 
cause "the humanist scholar evolved his research organization so long ago that we no longer recognize 
it as such but have incorporated it into the heart of the structure of the university. A central building on 
every campus is its library, and the division of labor into 'library science' and scholarship constitutes the 
basic organizational structure of research in the humanities." 

Using a somewhat different approach on another occasion in the same article. Professor Rossi sug- 
gests that teaching hospitals in medical schools, and more recently campus computer centers, "have de- 
veloped organizational structures analogous to libraries, with their functions mainly to provide services 
to professors." Elsewhere, in somewhat similar terms, I have heard the university library, and by exten- 
sion the university computer center, described as the university's first and most important public utility. 

Professor Rossi is of course attempting to describe and explain the research center by analogy rather 
than the library, but the implications of his attempts are intriguing for anyone concerned with libraries. 
He is hampered in his main purpose by the "very sparse literature on the organization of academic research. 
Somewhat similarly there is an inadequate amount of illuminating analytical literature on the history and 
organization of university library service. One approach might well take account of the fact that in some 
of the earliest European universities the library antedated the university, which formed itself physically 
adjacent to an already existing library, often monastic in origin. Moreover, even today several European 
university libraries formally serve a dual role, as the national library and as the university library, and in 
some such instances they are then administratively separate from the university itself. Stemming from such 
an historical background, the university library can perhaps be seen to have developed its own vitality 
and its own organizational structure, outside the university but modified by university needs. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 90024. 
Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Robert Braude, Shimeon Brisman, James Cox, 
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Volume 18, Number 3 



February, 1965 




Broncho Sam, of Laramie, Wyoming 



Current Exhibits in the Research Library 

Exhibitions featuring two specialized aspects of the Negro's role in American life were mounted in 
the Research Library on February 9 for Negro History Week. Books, articles, and pictures on the Negroes 
in the early American West and on the depiction of Negroes in motion pictures will be displayed until 
March 2. 

The exhibit on "The Negro Cowboy" is based on the book of the same title by UCLA Professors 
Philip Durham and Everett L. Jones, which was published this month by Dodd, Mead ($5.00). Old photo- 
graphs and sketches show some of the Negro cattlemen, cooks, miners, mountain men, troopers, and out- 
laws of the last century, and literary materials record the substantial part played by them, particularly 
in the ranch life and cattle drives centering in Texas. 

Also on display is a companion exhibit on "The Negro in American Films," showing materials from 
the Theater Arts Library and the Department of Special Collections. The exhibit depicts the stereotyped 
view of the Negro which has persisted in Hollywood throughout most of the history of motion pictures. 
The gradual changes in the characterization of Negroes — from the crude comedy of Stepin Fetchit to the 
more sophisticated treatment of such films as "Home of the Brave" and "Lilies of the Field" — are shown 
in books and articles and in still shots from films. 

The Negro History Week exhibits were prepared by Anne Griffin, Theater Arts Librarian, and Marian 
Engelke, Exhibits Artist, with the assistance of Professor Philip Durham. 



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A memorial exhibition, "Thomas Stearns Eliot, 1888-1965," will be displayed in the University Re- 
search Library through February 18. The exhibit features such unusual items as a book of Eliot's poems 
translated into the Oriya language, a program from the 1958 Edinburgh International Festival at which 
The Elder Statesman was performed, and a 1958 pamphlet entitled The Undergraduate Poems of T. S. 
Eliot Published While He Was at College, in the 'Harvard Advocate.' There are also editions of Eliot's 
poems and several holograph letters. All materials in the exhibit are from the Department of Special 
Collections. 

An exhibit showing in minute detail the stages involved in the production of an illustrated book will 
be shown in the University Research Library from February 23 to March 18. The display will illustrate 
the physical metamorphosis of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, in the definitive edi- 
tion published in 1964 by the Ward Ritchie Press, as it progressed through the galley proofs, the photo- 
graphic proofs called "brownlines," the printer's dummy, and on to the finished product. The exhibit has 
been prepared by Robert Weinstein, of the Ward Ritchie Press, and arranged for exhibit here by Marian 
Engelke, Exhibits Artist. 



"Now they are forgotten, but once they rode all the trails, driving millions of cattle before them. 
Some died in stampedes, some froze to death, some drowned. Some were too slow with guns, some too 
fast. But most of them lived through the long drives to Abilene, to Dodge City, to Ogallala. And many 
of them drove on to the farthest reaches of the northern range, to the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Montana. 

"They numbered thousands, among them many of the best riders, ropers, and wranglers. They hunted 
wild horses and wolves, and a few of them hunted men. Some were villains; some were heroes. Some 
were called offensive names, and others were given almost equally offensive compliments. But even when 
one of them was praised as 'the whitest man I've ever known,' he was not white. 

"For they were the Negro cowboys. 

"They rode with white Texans, Mexicans, and Indians. All the real cowboys — black, brown, red, 
and white — shared the same jobs and dangers. They ate the same food and slept on the same ground; 
but when the long drives ended and the great plains were tamed and fenced, the trails ended too. The 
cattle were fenced in, the Negroes fenced out. 

"Years later, when history became myth and legend, when the cowboys became folk heroes, the Ne- 
groes were again fenced out. They had ridden through the real West, but they found no place in the West 
of fiction. That was peopled by tall, lean, tanned — though lily-white under the shirt — heroes who rode 
through purple sage made dangerous by dirty villains, red Indians, and swarthy 'greasers,' only occasion- 
ally being helped by 'good Indians' and 'proud Spanish-Americans.' Even the Chinese survived in fic- 
tion, if only as pigtailed caricatures who spoke a 'no tickee, no washee' pidgin as they shuffled about 
the ranch houses. Although the stereotypes were sometimes grotesque, all but one of the races and na- 
tionalities of the real West appeared in fiction. 

"All but the Negro cowboy, who had vanished." (Philip Durham and Everett L. Jones, in The Negro 
Cowboys; New York: Dodd, Mead, 1965.) 



"The treatment of the Negro in Hollywood films, paralleling as it does his treatment in American life, 
has long been noted for its injustice. For, like much American fiction, the film tends to interpret the 
Negro, his mind, his outlook, his way of life, in a way which is calculated to justify his exploiters. When 
slavery was abolished and after the black man began to use his vote, go to school, and work in field and 



February, 1965 25 

factory, the myth of Negro inferiority and, later, of his innate brutality was created, for his exploiters 
feared him. To an extent they still do. The bulk of Hollywood's output in the past thirty years has in 
consequence pointed out, in varying degrees of subtlety, those racial characteristics which supposedly 
indicate Negro inferiority and refer continually to his historic position of abject subservience to the white 
man. From Birth of A Nation to Gone With the Wind it has been the same sorry tale of discrimination." 
(From The Negro in Films, by Peter Noble; London: British Yearbooks, 1948.) 

Biomedical Library Exhibit on Summer Fellowships 

An exhibit on "Summer Fellowships Sponsored by the Blalock Foundation" will be shown in the Bio- 
medical Library through April 7. It is presented to give recognition to the outstanding research performed 
during summer vacations by UCLA medical students, with the assistance of funds provided by the Blalock 
Foundation. The Foundation, established in 1956 to honor Dr. Alfred Blalock, later participated in en- 
dowing the Education and Research Fund, thereby making its grants available for more widespread use 
throughout the School of Medicine. 

The exhibit was prepared by Mildred V. Burtz of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery for William 
P. Longmire, Jr., Chairman of the Department of Surgery. Miss Burtz was assisted by students Suzie 
Morsch and Jo Ann Gotsinas, Laboratory Assistant Tom Patin, of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, 
and Laboratory Technician Silas Lacy, of the Division of General Surgery. 

Love In the College Library 

Love in many climes, many ages, and many forms is represented in the current College Library ex- 
hibit, "Sacred and Profane: An Historical Perspective of the Changing Attitudes toward Love as Re- 
flected in the Literature of the Period." Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, seventeenth, eighteenth, 
nineteenth, and twentieth century literature are represented by poetry, drama, romances, and novels deal- 
ing with love and lovers. Selection of the materials was made by the College Library Reference staff, 
with the aid of interested members of the faculty. Most of the books are in special jackets for this ex- 
hibit, and all will circulate for one week. 

Address by the University of Birmingham Librarian 

Kenneth Humphreys, Librarian of the University of Birmingham, presented a public lecture on British 
university libraries, on February 5 in the Humanities Building. He described in particular the libraries' 
special problems of funding, technical processes, the variety of classification schemes, the extent of 
readers' services, and the rapid growth of new university libraries in recent years. Mr. Humphreys, who 
had his university training at Oxford and was Deputy Librarian at the University of Leeds before going 
to Birmingham, is a paleographic scholar who has published works on the medieval monastic libraries. 

Zen, Go Home 

Voice on the telephone: "Do you have a collection of books on Buddhism?" 

Reference librarian: "Yes, ma'am, the Library has a substantial collection on Buddhism." 

"What for?" 

"Well . . ." 

"I'm a taxpayer. My son goes to UCLA and I don't want him learning Buddhism! Now you get those 
books out of your Library!" {Loud sound of telephone being hung up.) 



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Book Collection Contest Opens with a Lecture by Saul Cohen 

Announcements are now being posted for the seventeenth annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book 
Collection Contest, and as an inducement and an inspiration for the contestants, Mr. Saul Cohen, attorney, 
author, and bibliophile, will speak on "Collecting Harvey Fergusson: The Art and Joy of a Semi-Impecu- 
nious Collector," in the Administrative Conference Room of the University Research Library on February 
17 at 3:00 p.m. Copies of Mr. Cohen's Hari'ey Fergusson: A Checklist are being prepared for distribu- 
tion, and his Fergusson collection is being readied for exhibit. 

Since 1949 Mr. Robert B. Campbell, Westwood bookseller, has donated the prizes, and the Library 
has sponsored the contest. Now open to graduate students as well as to undergraduates, the contest 
provides for the award of $100 in books as a first prize together with $25 worth of books or manuscript 
material from an anonymous donor. Second prize is $50 in books and third prize is $25 in books. If the 
winner should be an undergraduate, he will be UCLA's nominee for the $1000 Amy Loveman Award, in a 
national contest sponsored by the Book of the Month Club, Saturday Review, and the Women's National 
Book Association. 

In keeping with the precedent of enlisting notable authors, professors, and bookmen as judges, those 
serving on the Board of Judges this year are Mr. Cohen; Mr. Art Seidenbaum, writer, Los Angeles Times; 
and Mr. Herbert Morris, Professor of Philosophy and Law at UCLA. They will meet April 30 to select 
the winners from among contestants whose essays and bibliographies will have first been screened by 
the contest committee. The closing date for this year's contest is April 23. 

Chairman of the committee for the Book Collection Contest is Evert Volkersz, assisted by committee 
members Gloria Werner, Ann Hinckley, and Professor Charles Gullans. Contest regulations are included 
in a leaflet, handsomely designed and printed by Saul Marks of the Plantin Press, which has been pre- 
pared for prospective entrants. It will be available at the reference desks of the University Research 
Library, the College Library, and the Biomedical Library. 

Reference Service in the College Library 

The Reference Section of the College Library, which began its public service last September at a 
desk inside the entrance to the Open-Stack Section, has as its main purpose the providing of service 
which is tailored to undergraduate needs. The importance of the teaching function in this service is re- 
flected in principal aspects of the work. 

Explanation of the uses of the bibliographical tools available to students is the first of these aspects, 
and it includes descriptions of the form, content, and use of such basic aids as the UCLA and Library of 
Congress catalogs (including the LC systems of classification and subject headings), the various period- 
ical indexes, encyclopedias and dictionaries, and individual subject bibliographies, as well as guides, 
companions, almanacs, atlases, and other bibliographical aids. A second aspect entails demonstrating 
to students how bibliographical tools can be used to answer a specific question or to locate specific in- 
formation. (The student is encouraged to ask himself, "What exactly is it I want to know, and at what 
level of detail?," an approach which seems novel, if not revolutionary, to a surprising number of students.) 
Finally, another aspect of the work involves explaining the physical arrangement of the library and the 
collection ("Yes, we do have psychology materials in three places; this is because . . ."), and the loca- 
tion of the Reference Desk, near the entrance to the open stacks, makes it appropriate that this responsi- 
bility should fall to the Reference staff. 

Five reference librarians on the College Library staff keep the Reference Desk manned during Library 
hours, SlVi hours each week during regular sessions. In their off-desk hours the Reference staff is re- 
sponsible for the College Library exhibits program, which has included circulating displays of books on 
such basic subjects as food, love, civil rights, and the recent national election, and for developing the 
College Library periodical and pamphlet collections, processing and ordering faculty non-reserve requests, 
and helping to develop the plans for the projected audio room and print gallery. 



February, 1965 



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Ventura Boulevard in 1938 flood 



Records of Southern California Floods 

Problems of floods and flood control perennially recur in Southern California; the records of disas- 
ters as well as the efforts to cope with them not only are significant in the chronicles of this region, but 

are important for an informed under- 
standing of its development. For 
the most part, however, sources for 
the study of these problems are bur- 
ied in the archives of city and 
county agencies and come within 
the purview of only the most persis- 
tent scholars. The Department of 
Special Collections is therefore par- 
ticularly happy to report the acqui- 
sition of the papers of Henry B. 
Lynch, a collection which provides 
substantial documentation for the 
history of local floods and flood con- 
trol since 1900. 

Henry Lynch came to Southern 
California just after the turn of the 
century, after having studied civil 
engineering at Stanford and Berkeley. From 1909 to 1919 he was manager of the Light and Water Depart- 
ment of Glendale, during part of which time he served in the same capacity for the City of Burbank. In 
1920 he established a practice as consulting engineer which he maintained until his recent retirement. 

The Lynch papers consist of 140 small folio notebooks compiled during more than thirty years of in- 
vestigation into flood control problems in Southern California. More than forty volumes contain rainfall 
records gathered from manuscript and printed sources for his use in compiling a report to the Los Angeles 
Metropolitan Water District on rainfall and runoff in Southern California since 1769. Some thirty volumes 
are devoted exclusively to the disastrous floods of 1914, 1919, 1934, 1938, 1943, and 1952. These con- 
tain original reports (many by Lynch), first-hand accounts, recorded data, and photographs, and there are 
many volumes of supporting data on dams, lakes, reservoir sites, and stream flow. 

Selections from the Lynch papers, including photographs such as the one shown here of an automobile 
making its way down Ventura Boulevard during the flood of March 1938, will be shown in the University 
Research Library beginning in March. 

Big Bill's Trial 

Debaters and Dynamiters: The Story of the Haywood Trial, by David Hubert Grover (Oregon State 
University Press, 1964), has been acquired by the Library to complement its other books on the case and 
its microfilm copy of the transcript of the trial, held in June and July, 1907. Mr. Grover, a member of the 
Speech Department faculty at Oregon State, set out at first to examine how the art of forensic persuasion 
operates in trials and to write specifically on the rhetoric of the Haywood trial. His researches led him 
to build the historical background so carefully that he received the McClain Award for the best manuscript 
on Pacific Northwest history for 1962. 



When Harry Orchard confessed in 1906 that he had rigged the dynamite bomb which killed Frank 
Steunenberg, former Governor of Idaho, and named William D. "Big Bill" Haywood, Secretary-Treasurer 
of the Western Federation of Miners, as one of the instigators of several violent retaliatory killings, he 
set in motion a controversial trial that probed deeply into labor-management troubles in the mines of the 
Far West. In this case study in communication, law, and history, Mr. Grover explores the influence of the 
Haywood trial on American labor and social movements. 



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Library School Faculty News 

Frances Clarke Sayers will retire at the end of this academic year from teaching children's literature 
at UCLA. Since 1955 she has taught in the English department and also in the School of Library Service 
since it opened in I960, climaxing a long and distinguished career in librarianship, teaching, writing, and 
lecturing in children's library work and literature. She and her sister, Marie Clarke, a retired librarian, 
will make their home in Ojai, California. 

Jerome Cushman, Chief Librarian of the New Orleans Public Library, has been appointed to the 
teaching positions in both the Department of English and the School of Library Service which Mrs. Sayers 
will relinquish. During his notable tenure of the librarianship in Salina, Kansas, and latterly in Louisiana, 
Mr. Cushman has been strongly identified with library service to children, including puppetry, storytelling, 
and the authorship of a book for children. He is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Library 
School and is a member of the Executive Board of the American Library Association. 

Arnulfo D. Trejo, a former member of the Reference Department from 1955 to 1959, will return to 
UCLA at the beginning of the 1965-66 academic year as an Assistant Professor in the School of Library 
Service. Xlurrently on leave from his position as Assistant Librarian of California State College at Long 
Beach, Dr. Trejo is completing a two-year project for Stanford University as head of a graduate business 
administration library in Lima, Peru. He holds degrees from the University of Arizona, Kent State Uni- 
versity, and the National University of Mexico. Dr. Trejo will teach reference courses in the Library 
School. 

Seymour Lubetzky has been granted the Beta Phi Mu award for good library school teaching. The 
award was made at a luncheon of the Association of American Library Schools on January 23, during the 
midwinter meeting of the American Library Association in Washington, D.C. 

Lawrence Clark Powell has been appointed to the Board of Publications of Southern Methodist Uni- 
versity and the Board of Editors of the Pomona Valley Historian, a publication of the Historical Society 
of Pomona Valley. Dean Powell has been named a Contributing Editor of the Southwest Review, pub- 
lished by SMU. 

Fuller Explanation Department 

On Page 21 of the January, 1965, UCLA Librarian, appears a statistical table of library 
holdings and a question about Indiana: "Did it withdraw 130,000 more books than it acquired?" 
Indiana did not. A careful reading of definitions on the Office of Education survey blanks for 
1962-63 and 1963-64 would have revealed that on the 1962-63 blank, Page 1, definition 3 per-- 
mitted the inclusion of all types of microforms in the total volume count. However, the 1963- 
64 blank on Page 2, Section A, distinguishes between volumes (Aal), reels (Aa4) and other 
forms of microtext (Aa5). This explains the Indiana figures, because we reported 1,787,194 
in 1962-63 and this figure included microforms. In 1963-64, we reported 1,653,469 and this 
figure excluded microforms. If we had included microforms in our 1963-64 report, our total 
would have been 1,913,998. 

I suspect that these differences in definition account for the lack of consistency which 
puzzles your writer and for which he can find "no explanation." 

Sincerely, 

Robert A. Miller 
Director of Libraries 
Indiana University 



February, 1965 



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Ira Aldridge in Russia 

Ira Frederick Aldridge, the son of an African slave, became one of the greatest actors of his time. 
Little is known of his childhood in New York, but in 1825 he went to Scotland to study at the University 

of Glasgow. Although his father wanted him to 
become a minister, his real love was the theater. 
His debut as Othello in the little Royalty Theatre 
in London's East End was a success and he soon 
acquired a reputation as a Shakespearean tragedian. 
Later he appeared as King Lear, Macbeth, and 
Shylock, although still prevented from playing at 
the major theaters until much later. Aldridge 
achieved his greatest triumphs on the Continent 
after 1853, appearing on the stages of Berlin, 
Vienna, St. Petersburg, and many other cities. The 
Emperor of Austria paid him high tribute and sev- 
eral European academies of arts and sciences 
elected him to honorary membership. 



Yet it was in Russia that he was most widely 
celebrated. He went to St. Petersburg in Novem- 
ber, 1858, for the first time, and returned there and 
to other Russian towns almost every year until he 
died in 1867. An interesting little book in Ukrain- 
ian by Ivan Kulinych, Poet i trahik: istoryko- 
literaturnyi narys druzhhy velykykh myt-tsiv: 
Tarasa Shevchenka i Aira Oldridzha (Kiev, 1964), 
which was recently added to the Slavic collection 
of the Library, sheds some light on a particular 
aspect of the Russian phase of Aldridge's career 
as an actor. 







Ira Aldridge and Taras Shevchenko 



As stated in the sub-title, the book is an account of Aldridge's friendship with the Ukrainian poet 
and painter, Taras Shevchenko. The latter was a frequent guest in the home of the well-known Russian 
painter and sculptor. Count Fedor Petrovich Tolstoi. The Count's drawing room was a favorite meeting 
place for artists, critics, and writers, and it was such a group that went to a theater in which a German 
company performed Othello. It must have been a strange experience: the play was given in German, ex- 
cept that Aldridge, in the title role, spoke his lines in English. But he gave such a powerful performance 
that the language didn't really matter. Aldridge made a deep impression, especially on Shevchenko. 

The two men met later at a reception at the Tolstois and for the ensuing two months became insepara- 
ble friends. They had indeed much in common: one was the son of a slave, the other a former serf who 
had been bought from his owner by friends. Katia Tolstaia, the teenage daughter of Count Tolstoi, served 
as their interpreter since neither spoke the other's language. Before Aldridge left in late December, 
Shevchenko painted his portrait. During the sittings, Shevchenko would sing Ukrainian folksongs or ask 
Katia to translate some of his poetry for his friend, and Aldridge would talk about his past. A drawing 
of the two friends was made much later by the father of the Russian poet Boris Pasternak, and we repro- 
duce it here from a plate in Poet i trahik. 



Besides Othello, Aldridge appeared as King Lear and Shylock during his first Russian engagement, 
giving the latter character a new and more favorable interpretation. Audiences and critics alike agreed 



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in their praise of his genius. Ivan Panaev, one of the editors of the famous Russian literary periodical 
Sovremennik ("Contemporary"), reviewed his performances in glowing terras. When he left St. Petersburg, 
Aldridge promised Shevchenko that he would return and perform in the Ukraine. 

As it turned out, the poet and actor never saw each other again. The Ukrainian bard died in February, 
1861. While on a tour of Western Europe, the Tolstoi family visited Aldridge in England and informed him 
of his friend's death. But he kept his promise and gave several performances in Kiev in August of the 
same year. During this and later tours of Russia he also appeared on the stages of small towns. By this 
time, the fame of the great Negro tragedian had spread throughout the country. Once, on his way to Odessa, 
he stopped off at Elizavetgrad, a small provincial town between Kiev and Odessa; Ivan Karpenko-Karyi, 
a Ukrainian dramatist, walked more than thirty miles just to see him perform once. The following year, 
in 1867, again on the way to Russia, he suddenly became ill in Lodz and died. His grave, with a monu- 
ment showing him in the role of Othello, can still be seen in that Polish city. 

There is some question as to whether Aldridge ever returned to America; if he did, he was not a suc- 
cess and soon went back to Europe. It is perhaps not amiss to remember a great artist, almost a hundred 
years after his death, of whom the Russian scholar Durylin has said with some justification that he has 
been forgotten by the historians of the European and American theater. 

A. B. 



Early Herbarium Specimen Volumes Are Acquired 

A rare Dutch work obtained by the Biomedical Library, Hortus Siccus, by Antonio Gaevmans, con- 
tains a multitude of herbarium specimens which will be invaluable for graduate research. The particular 
importance of the set is that it provides plant specimens together with the plant names, thereby giving 
documentation for the application of scientific names in the seventeenth century. For the best possible 
care of the specimens, the Hortus Siccus will be kept in the Herbarium in the Botany Building. 

An entry from an unidentified bookseller's catalogue, mounted inside the cover of Volume One, de- 
scribes the set as "a most extensive and interesting collection of dried British and Foreign plants com- 
prising nearly 2,000 specimens, all neatly laid down, with the Latin name of each appended; arranged in 
3 large folio volumes, original calf binding, 1669-71. This remarkably fine collection was formed during 
the years 1669-71 by Antonio Gaevmans. Its interest is enhanced by the fact of two of the volumes hav- 
ing original letter-pieces bearing the name of the collector and the date when the collection was formed. 
The various specimens are in excellent preservation." 

Dr. F. A. Stafleu, of the International Association of Plant Taxonomy in Utrecht, says that the ini- 
tials H.B.L., which follow many of the plant names, almost certainly refer to Hortus Lugduno-Batavorum, 
the Leiden Botanical Garden. He says of one of the specimens: "Camomilla el Promontoru Bone Spei, 
the Cape Camomilla, must, if really dating from 1669 to 1671, have been a specimen of one of the earliest 
introductions ever made of Cape plants, that by Justin Heurnius, who visited the Cape circa 1644 on his 
way to or from the Indies and whose collections (a few specimens are at Leiden) are the oldest collections 
from the Cape. The Camomilla may well have been grown in the Leiden garden around that time! You 
have now the first [the 1566 herbarium which came in the Ogden Collection] and probably the third 
[1669-71 Hortus Siccus^ oldest Dutch herbaria at Los Angeles. (Second at Uppsala 1649.)" Dr. Stafleu 
is still trying to identify Antonio Gaevmans. 



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The Circle Closed: UCLA's Chinese Holdings Are Doubled 

It was an evening late in March of 1949, and the weather was still harsh and cold in northwest China, 
and especially so for one accustomed to the balmy climate of Westwood. But on this particular evening, 
I was comfortably seated inside a warm library of about a thousand volumes, reading about the great 
Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Kumbum which I planned to visit the following week. The soporific effect 
of a big dinner of German and Chinese dishes complete with brandy and cigars, plus a couple of hours of 
heavy reading in Wilhelm Filchner's Das Kloster Kumbum in Tibet in a heated and absolutely quiet room, 
finally set me to musing about the curious circumstances which led to my enjoying such luxury in a rather 
barren and remote part of the world. 

I had arrived in China the year before to study archaeology and to buy books for our newly organized 
Department of Oriental Languages. But these were troubled days in China, and after a brief period of 
large-scale book buying in Peking, I was forced to leave that beautiful city due to its imminent capture 
by the Communist armies outside its walls. After some months of field-work and book hunting in central 
and southwest China, I had come to the northwest to visit archaeological sites and to buy Tibetan books. 
I arrived in the city of Lanchow, about 800 miles west of Peking, the night before the above-mentioned 
dinner. 

Early the next morning, before having breakfast, I went for a walk to get some idea of this ancient 
caravan city. Eventually I found a makeshift ramp which led to the top of the high and formidable defence 
wall, where I could view the city within it and the surrounding countryside and the Yellow River outside 
of it. So intriguing were the sights thus spread before me that I walked for several hours before I became 
aware of the size of the city of Lanchow. After a pause and a cup of tea with some soldiers manning a 
post on the wall, I continued my walk, and many hours later I had circumambulated the entire city. When 
I descended from the wall I was very tired, hungry, and thirsty, and the thought of returning to the cold 
Chinese inn where I was lodging did not particularly appeal to me. 

When 1 was in Peking, I had made use of the large Chinese library at Fu Jen University which was 
founded and staffed by priests of the SVD order (Societatis Verbi Divini). These friendly priests told 
me that they had colleagues in northwest China and that I should visit them if I ever happened to go that 
way. When I was atop the wall, I had seen what appeared to be a cathedral, and I now made my way to it. 
There I, a non-Catholic and a mere wandering professor from UCLA, was greeted as hospitably, it seemed 
to me, as if I had been a visiting Cardinal from Rome. This was the beginning of a long friendship be- 
tween myself and the SVD priests which was kept alive by infrequent letters, by visits to some of their 
establishments in Japan, and by occasional visits by one of their order to Los Angeles. 

They were forced to give up their university in Peking and to leave China when the Communists over- 
threw the Nationalist government late in 1949. But they took their library, or most of it, to Japan and 
founded Nanzan University in Nagoya. During a visit to Los Angeles in 1962, Father Gerhard Schreiber, 
Chancellor of Nanzan University, told me that he and other members of the Monumenta Serica Research 
Institute were thinking of moving it to the United States or to Europe. This Institute is concerned solely 
with Far Eastern studies and is named after the journal Monumenta Serica which the fathers started at 
their university in Peking in 1935 and which is now one of the most important serial publications in its 
field. 

Quite naturally, I suggested to Father Schreiber that they bring their Institute and their library to 
UCLA. One thing led to another, and finally to a conference with Chancellor Murphy, Vice-Chancellor 
Sherwood, Dean Rolfe, and University Librarian Vosper. All were enthusiastic about the idea, and an 
agreement between the SVD and the University was drawn up and signed by both parties in October of 
1963. Among other things, this resulted in the shipping of their large Chinese library, along with some 



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western books and runs of serials, from Japan to Los Angeles. The library is now housed in special 
quarters adjacent to the Oriental Library, and Mrs. Mok has included space for it in the plans for the new 
Oriental Library to be located in Unit II of the Research Library. 

The Monumenta Serica Research Institute collection contains about 80,000 volumes, approximately 
the size of the Chinese-Japanese collection already at UCLA. Title to the books remains with the Insti- 
tute, but faculty and qualified students are welcome to use them, and indeed have already done so. This 
collection is an important supplement to our own, not only for its size in numbers, but because many of 
these works are now unobtainable due to the closing of China and the subsequent destruction of much of 
the early literature there. The moving of the Institute to UCLA has not only doubled our holdings in the 
Chinese field; it has raised the stature of our Chinese collection to a very respectable level. Moreover, 
the journal Monumenta Serica is now edited and published here, and Father Heinrich Busch, chief editor, 
and Father Schreiber, associate editor, are donating their valued assistance to the Department of Oriental 
Languages as Professors in Residence. 

And it all began with a walk on a wall one cold day in northwest China just sixteen years ago. 

Richard C. Rudolph 

Professor of Oriental Languages 

A New Defensive Against Censorship 

Never, perhaps, had there been such a galaxy of able, thoughtful, even brilliant speakers as appeared 
at the two-day Conference on Intellectual Freedom held in Washington, D.C., on January 23 and 24, under 
the sponsorship of the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee. The conference 
was called to consider ways and means of implementing the Library Bill of Rights — specifically, to de- 
velop a program under which libraries and librarians may be defended when they suffer attacks from cen- 
sors. The library associations — national and state — have been looking for ways to provide this kind of 
defense for their members, to back up the moral support offered in the statements of principles and belief 
in the freedom to read. This conference was partially financed by a grant to the Intellectual Freedom 
Committee by the J. Morris Jones-World Book Encyclopedia-ALA Goals Award. 

Some 60 people were invited to participate, of whom about half were librarians, library trustees, and 
library editors and publishers. A number of the librarians represented intellectual freedom committees 
of state library associations. Non-librarian participants included lawyers, publishers, teachers, and 
clergymen. Among the associations represented were the National Council of Teachers of English, the 
National Education Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Jewish Congress, the 
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the American Book Publishers Council, and 
the National Book Committee. The Conference chairman was Martha T. Boaz, Dean of the USC School 
of Library Science, and Chairman of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee. 

The speakers included Dan Lacy, Managing Director of the American Book Publishers Council ("The 
Freedom to Read and Obscenity"), Professor William C. Kvaraceus, Director of Youth Studies, Lincoln 
Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs, Tufts University ("Can Reading Affect Delinquency.'"), 
Professor Lee A. Burress, Chairman, English Department, Wisconsin State University ("The Freedom to 
Read and the School Problem"), Charles Morgan, Jr., Director of the ACLU's new Southern Regional Of- 
fice in Atlanta ("The Freedom to Read and Racial Problems"), the Rev. Theodore Gill, President of the 
San Francisco Theological Seminary ("The Freedom to Read and Religious Problems"), Wesley McCune, 
Director of Group Research, Inc., of Washington, D.C. ("The Freedom to Read and Political Problems"), 
and Edward de Grazia, Washington attorney ("Backstopping the Library Bill of Rights"). 

Mr. de Grazia, the attorney who argued successfully before the United States Supreme Court in the 
important Tropic of Cancer case last June, had the assignment of speaking most directly to the central 



February, 1965 33 

theme of the conference. "The question before you here," he said, "is what legal measures can be fash- 
ioned to backstop the Library Bill of Rights. The question simply loses significance if libraries decline, 
from timidity or disinterest, from personal lack of faith in the principal of intellectual freedom and the 
Library Bill of Rights, to make available avant garde, controversial works. On the other hand, of course, 
the formulation of measures to defend all librarians may stiffen the will of many to resist self-censorship 
and kindle a fresh desire to live your Bill of Rights . . . 

"Librarians will need to undergo . . . baptisms of fire to live up to, internally, and defend, externally, 
the Library Bill of Rights. But I would like to suggest that the need for such baptisms will tend to be 
avoided if librarians discover not only the means to defend themselves from external censorship pressures, 
as it is a main purpose of this conference to try to devise, but also develop the will to avoid the tempta- 
tions to internal censorship. Frankly, I do not see how librarians can stop falling from virtue if their 
idea of what a library ought to be is not more clearly and ambitiously defined. To do this librarians need 
not aspire to heroic proportions, but they may need to slough off the skins of servility and insist, at 
least, that they, and only they, according to their own lights, can decide what books shall stand on their 
shelves." 

Theodore Gill, the distinguished and unorthodox Presbyterian theologian, applied a new perspective 
to the problems of censorship by drawing some parallels with religion's problems. "Political zealots," 
he said, "who would decide themselves what is safe for anyone to read claim to be acting religiously, 
and indeed they are. Insofar as absolute dedication to a party or to a system is involved, that is their 
religion, in obedience to which not just publishers and librarians but God Almighty himself must march. 
These religionists do not just visit your offices with demands; they are all through the churches today 
too, insisting that the scripture be made to say what confirms their particular politics, demanding that 
preaching come out in political agreement with them, requiring that church policy track with party policy 
— or they quit. Such stalwarts are indeed religious, but it is transparently clear that their religion is 
politics, that their ultimate allegiance is to a party and that their basic loyalty is to a system. What else 
can this be but such a man's real religion, when everything else including his professed religion must be 
wrenched and remolded to conformity with his political identification? . . . 

"That is how it is with the sex-obsessed, too. Seeing the world with sick eyes, they see a sick 
world. Unhealed physicians, they write their bitter, dangerous prescriptions for us all. You get the bad 
word in the libraries, and we get it in the churches. These are not our emissaries to you; they are part 
of a problem we share with you. Bad religion probably had a good deal to do with the form this particular 
sickness took, but so too may some unfortunate reading, and the resultant affliction is gnawing in both 
our guts. Those who would purge it by limiting reading must, if consistent, close churches too." 

Four working groups prepared recommendations for action for presentation to the ALA Executive 
Board and Council. The Conference accepted a general proposal for joining forces with other organiza- 
tions in combating attacks on the freedom to read and adopted a specific recommendation for employing 
full-time legal counsel for defense against censorship action. The Intellectual Freedom Committee has 
proposed an annual assessment of $2 on all members to finance this new program. 

The papers and proceedings of the Conference will be published in the June issue of the ALA Bul- 
letin. 

E.T.M. 



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To Thank Our Congressmen, and To Look Ahead 

One of the cencral features of the American Library Association's \didwinter Meeting in Washington, 
D.C., was a great luncheon for members of Congress staged by the state library associations. Its purpose 
was to recognize the federal government's strong assistance to libraries during the past decade, and in 
particular the support by Congress of library services and construction programs. 

Forty-eight California librarians and trustees entertained sixteen Congressmen from the State and 
took the opportunity to thank them personally for past support and to put in a word for the growing impor- 
tance of better libraries of all kinds in this age of expanding knowledge and of increased responsibilities 
in the service of an increasingly well-educated citizenry. Mrs. Phyllis I. Dalton, of the California State 
Library, ALA Councillor for the California Library Association, directed the plans for California tables 
at the luncheon. 

(Each Californian received as a favor a Sequoia Gigantea seedling, its roots carefully preserved in 
moist peat moss in a plastic bag. The writer planted his seedling in a flower pot three days later, back 
in California, and it is apparently flourishing. What problems will present themselves if it continues to 
do well are interesting to contemplate, as his entire garden is not big enough for one moderate-sized 
Sequoia tree.) 

The next day, an invitational Legislative Workshop began, and for two days there was intensive con- 
sideration of libraries and the political process. This was preceded by an open meeting addressed by 
ALA President Edwin Castagna, Past President James E. Bryan, and Senator Wayne Morse. The Senator 
from Oregon has been a sponsor and supporter of legislation for the extension of educational and library 
services and spoke therefore as a strong friend of the library cause. 

E.T.M. 

Librarian's Notes 

During the last week of January the American Library Association held a special conference in Wash- 
ington, D.C., particularly to take note of the fact that the Congress, as well as other branches of the 
Federal government, is providing increasing support to the nation's libraries. The level of sympathetic 
understanding within the Federal community of library needs has been rising sharply in recent years, and 
at the present time gives some indication of unprecedented intensity, related of course to the overall 
Federal concern with education and research. 

The Library Services Act of 1956, by providing for the first time matching Federal funds for rural li- 
brary services, was a landmark in the present trend. More recently, an extension of the original Act has 
begun in a small way to be directed also toward metropolitan libraries. 

Beginning in January 1962, the Library of Congress, with new Congressional authorization under the 
Public Law 480 program (for use of U.S. -owned foreign currency), began shipping books to selected U.S. 
research libraries from the United Arab Republic, India, and Pakistan. UCLA readers will recall that we 
are a recipient for the UAR output and more recently for Israel. In its own small and interesting way this 
program was a first expression of solid Federal concern with the holdings of research libraries. 

Hopefully the "Higher Education Act of 1965" will heighten that trend. Its Title II would provide 
grants for college library resources, for fellowships and other training grants in library education, and for 
research and demonstration projects relating to the improvement of libraries or of training in librarianship. 



February, 1965 35 

Similarly, and even more impressively, the companion "Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
1965" could happily and finally change the face of school libraries, a hitherto sadly neglected aspect of 
the total educational effort. 

From the vantage point of large general research libraries, such as the UCLA Library, many librar- 
ians look with interest on the several bills that would establish a National Humanities Foundation, nota- 
bly Mr. Moorhead's bill which would specifically "foster the improvement of library resources and serv- 
ices for research and for teaching at all levels in the humanities and the arts." Furthermore, the "Medi- 
cal Library Assistance Act of 1965," sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, would seem to be an 
enlightened package of support measures for all aspects of medical librarianship. 

Many librarians, however, believe that an even more general and concerted Federal effort in behalf 
of research libraries is required in the very near future if the needs of research and scholarship are ef- 
fectively to be served. Most urgently required are three basic steps: first, an enhanced intake by the 
Library of Congress of books and other library materials currently published around the globe, to a level 
matching the present-day needs of academic research; second, the rapid production of central catalog 
records describing these materials in order to assure a national bibliographical record and in order to re- 
duce sharply the vexing and uneconomic amount of duplicative cataloging effort now required; and third, 
a forceful movement toward automated national bibliographical records for books and journals, onto which 
we can then tie locally without being required to devise expensive and perhaps incompatible local sys- 
tems. 

Such a first-stage national library effort would go a long way toward resolving the wasteful informa- 
tion problem that distresses all of us, in the humanities and social sciences as well as in the sciences. 

Fortunately the climate of opinion today would seem to suggest increasing recognition of the fact 
that the library and information needs of research and scholarship are a matter of high national importance, 
and moreover that they can most economically be resolved by strengthening and building on the existing 
library structure rather than by wastefully designing another theoretical structure de noio. Certainly any 
attempt to project a more sophisticated and theoretical national network without first substantially under- 
pinning the existing library system could only result in a jerry-built structure and sad social waste of re- 
sources and manpower. 

R. V. 



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Volume 18, Number 4 March, 1965 



Notable Acquisitions of the Art of Eric Gill 

Standing in a reflecting pool in the forecourt of the Research Library is the figure of a woman, en- 
titled "Mulier," carved in Portland stone by the renowned English sculptor, engraver, illustrator, author, 

and type-designer, Eric Gill (1882-1940). Gill 
began his career as a stone carver, and sub- 
sequently applied his talents to many forms of 
arts and crafts, most notably in calligraphy, in 
the design of printing typefaces (such as Per- 
petua and Gill Sans-Serif), and in the woodcut 
illustration of fine editions of books. He was 
closely associated with the work of the St. 
Dominic's Press, in Ditchling, and contributed 
illustrations, ornaments, designs, and type- 
faces to many books of the Golden Cockerel 
Press and other fine printers. In 1913 he be- 
came a Roman Catholic, and later a Dominican 
tertiary, and his theories of guild socialism, 
resting in part on an idealization of medieval 
culture, led to strong views on art, work, faith, 
and morality which he expressed in all the 
forms of art at his command and in his many 
books and pamphlets. Among Gill's most impor- 
tant books were Art-Nonsense, Christianity and 
Art, The Necessity of Belief, It All Goes To- 
gether, and his Autobiography. 

The large stonecarving "Mulier" was dis- 
covered several years ago by Jake Zeitlin in 
the basement of the Tate Gallery, in London, 
where it had reposed for many years since being 
exhibited there. (In January 1914 it was shown 
'Mulier' with Other sculptures by Gill in an exhibition at 

the Goupil Gallery, in London.) Mr. Zeitlin ac- 
quired the figure from Mrs. Eric Gill, its owner, and had it shipped to his home in Los Angeles, where it 
stood in the garden. Director Powell saw it there, and reluctantly decided that the giantess was so mas- 
sive that she required a larger setting than could be provided by the available space and delicate propor- 
tions of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, where UCLA has an outstanding collection of Eric 
Gill materials. 




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Chancellor Murphy later saw the "Mulier" figure in a new setting, in the patio of the big red barn 
of the Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Bookshop on La Cienega Boulevard. (Jake Zeitlin says that the cost of 
moving her there, two blocks from his home, was exactly equal to the full costs of packing, shipping, 
and drayage from London to Los Angeles.) The Chancellor decided that the carved figure by Gill 
belonged at UCLA, and he acquired it specifically to stand before the new Research Library. 

An unusual acquisition which has just been re- 
ceived for the Clark Library's Gill Collection is his 
seven-foot-tall pine "Caryatid." The statue, carved in 
1926-1927 at Capel-y-ffin, was created from a Wel- 
lingtonia pine grown at the studio. Although it was 
Gill's custom with stone statuary to assign the rough- 
ing-out to his apprentices and to perform the finishing 
himself, the Clark's new pine lady was entirely Gill's 
own work, and was also one of his few efforts in wood 
carving of this size. 

A collection of some four hundred volumes from 
Eric Gill's working library has also been obtained 
recently. Several are books he designed, but the bulk 
comprise interesting association or presentation copies, 
and volumes used by Gill for reference purposes which 
bear his bookplate, annotations, and marked page cita- 
tions. Several manuscripts from his youth and early 
maturity; a group of manuscripts, proofs, trial pages, 
and the like, associated with his work with the Cranach 
Press over a period of many years; page-proofs and 
related correspondence for The Future of Sculpture 
(1928); and the complete 374-page corrected typescript 
of Gill's Autobiography, heavily revised by Gill and 
accompanied by his designs for the title page and 
proofs of the illustrations, also have been added in re- 
cent months. 

During the last several years, rich increments of 
Gill and Gilliana have emphasized the Library's grow- 
ing importance as a center for Gill studies. Most of 
the important books and pamphlets written or illustrated 
by Gill and many of the books and periodicals to which 
he contributed articles during his working lifetime are 
present in their published form. Hundreds of them are 
represented also in corrected galleys accompanied by 
related correspondence. Ten folio notebooks from his 
'Caryatid' personal library, each annotated, contain woodcuts and 

proof-pull illustrations created by Gill for more than 
fifteen years. The collection includes many original drawings for various phases of his work: type 
fonts, tombstones, major sculptures designed for important buildings (among them the BBC headquarters 
in London and the League of Nations palace in Geneva), postage stamps — and churches. There are short- 
hand notebooks of letters dictated by Gill to his secretary, and there are sketchbooks, made both in his 
childhood and in his productive mature years. Present also are several valuable examples of his sculp- 
ture: a stone alphabet, a sundial in Hoptonwood stone, "Adam and Eve," a scale model of the figure of 
Jesus for his group known as "Christ and the Money-Changers" in the War Memorial in the Leeds Univer- 
sity Library, and others. 

The comprehensive Eric Gill Collection at the Clark Library presents a documented record of the 
personal and artistic development of a man who, as artist and champion of social reforms, expressed his 
belief in the importance of the individual and the value of craftsmanship. 




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'The Making of a Fine Book' 

A uniquely important version of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast is the subject of 
the exhibit on "The Making of a Fine Book," which is on display in the Research Library through March 
17. The book was first published in 1840 by Harper & Brothers for its popular Family Library series, 
and has remained steadily in print ever since in more than ninety American editions, as well as many 
foreign editions. It remained for the Ward Ritchie Press of Los Angeles to print and publish last year, 
for the first time, the complete text from the original manuscript as written by Dana. 

The first edition of 1840 and all subsequent editions were published with many deletions from the 
original manuscript. Although the manuscript is in the possession of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, it has never previously been used as the basis for a complete version. Professor John Haskell 
Kemble, of Pomona College, has edited the new edition and has restored the excised portions of Dana's 
manuscript to the body of the text, where they are indicated by printing in brown ink. The use of brown 
ink for these passages, and black ink for the rest of the text, permits easy reading of the full text as 
well as the opportunity for comparative study of the restored portions. 

The two-volume set in the new Ward Ritchie Press edition is lavishly illustrated with contemporary 
drawings, paintings, engravings, photographs, and marine charts and maps. Two-color drawings were 
made for this work by Robert A. Weinstein, an authority on shipping and maritime history, who is the 
Library's Special Consultant on Photographic Archives for the Department of Special Collections. In 
discussing some problems of illustrating the book, Mr. Weinstein said that "the fact that daguerreotyping, 
the first discovered photographic process, did not take place until three years after Dana's return to 
Boston foredoomed our hopes of finding contemporary photographs to enhance Dana's work. Professor 
Kemble and I tried to restrict the illustrative materials to those which would best portray the sea voyage 
and California in 1834 as Dana saw it, and we happily discovered many obscure drawings, paintings, 
and photographs to do the job. My own drawings were an effort to provide authentic and vivid documen- 
tary representations of the sailing ships and the life on board as Dana described them." 

A number of rare and fine editions of Two Years Before the Mast have been supplied by the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections to complement the exhibit. 

Biomedical Library Exhibit on the History of Urology 

The Biomedical Library has mounted an exhibit of rare books in the history of urology, selected 
by Martha Gnudi from the John A. Benjamin Collection of Medical History, for showing in conjunction 
with the forty-fourth annual meeting of the Clinical Society of Genito-Urinary Surgeons. Uroscopy, 
lithotomy instruments and procedures, calculi, the "horseshoe kidney," and early representations of 
anatomy of the kidney are shown. That portion of the exhibit representing materials from the Low 
Countries, England, Germany, and the United States will be on view in the Biomedical Library until 
April 7. Manuscripts and works of Italian, French, Spanish, and Cuban writers were displayed in the 
Early Imprint Room only on February 25. 

Among the rare editions featured in the exhibit are Walter Gary's The hammer for the stone, the 
only known copy of the London 1586 edition of this work, and Petrus Sylvius' Tfundament der medicinen 
ende chyrurgien (Antwerp, 1540), known in only three copies. The Seynge of i'rynes (London, 1541?) 
is bound with the equally rare Treasure of pore men (London, 1539), both being popular and anonymous 
"family medical books" literally used to destruction and surviving in but few copies of any edition. 
Also on display is the Epiphanie medtcorum (1506), written byUlrich Pinder. a physician of Nuremberg, 
and printed on a press kept in his home; the only other copy of the book recorded in this country is in 
the Gushing Collection at Yale. 



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History of Printing Exhibit from the Plantin-Moretus Museum 

"Treasures from the Plantin-Moretus Museum," an exhibit to be displayed in the Research Library 
from March 20 to April 11, is a collection of materials illustrating the early history of printing, publish- 
ing, and book design. The collection 
comes from the famous museum in 
Antwerp under the sponsorship of the 
Belgian Embassy, and is being shown 
in several American museums and li- 
braries under the auspices of the Smith- 
sonian Institution Traveling Exhibition 
Service. 

Among the original items included 
in the exhibition are punches for the 
type face "ascendonica romaine" by 
Robert Granjon, with the matrices made 
from the punches and an old type mould 
in which type was cast, shown in the 
accompanying photograph. There are 
also original woodblocks and copper- 
plates used for illustrated books pub- 
lished by Plantin and the Moretuses 
in the sixteenth and seventeenth cen- 
turies. Two original drawings for 
illustrations by Martin de Vos, one of 

them drawn on a woodblock, are on 
Newly cast type from original punches and matrices for 1569 type ji 1 A manuscript of the celebrated 

face by Gran|on. Photograph lent by the Smithsonian Institution. r / r 

medical treatise by Andreas Vesalius 

and Juan Valverda, Vivas jiguras de las partes del cuerpo humano, prepared for the Spanish edition, 
shows the printer's corrections for typesetting. 



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Christopher Plantin, the founder of the finest European printing house of the sixteenth and seventeenth 
centuries, was born near Tours about 1520. From 1549 he practiced at Antwerp the trade of bookbinder, 
until a wound inflicted in a street fight forced him into the less strenuous profession of printing. The 
writings he published were distinguished, but even more significant was his insistence on quality in 
printing. He obtained punches from the foremost type designers of his time, including Claude Garamond 
and Robert Granjon, and his inventory contained as many as ninety different bodies of type. 

The major work published during Plantin's lifetime was the Polygot Bible in five languages, Latin, 
Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, and Chaldaic. The eight folio volumes, appearing between 1568 and 1572, were 
notable achievements of both scholarship and printing. Plantin published, on the average, nearly fifty 
books a year for the thirty-four years of his career. When he died in 1589, the house and its fine tradi- 
tions passed into the hands of Jan Moretus (1543-1610), his son-in-law, and Moretus's sons Balthasar 
and Jan II. 



The Moretuses, extending, Plantin's experiments with illustration, emphasized beauty and elegance 
in their publications by employing the leading artists of their time, notably Jan Moretus's friend Peter 
Paul Rubens. The exhibition contains facsimile reproductions of drawings by Rubens, the copperplates 
executed from them, and modern pulls from the original plates. Other products of the Plantin-Moretus 
presses are shown: type proofs, initial letters, emblems, and designs for the device of the press ("Labore 
et Constantia"). 



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A group of Plantin Press books from the Department of Special Collections will also be shown with 
the exhibit, including volumes of the great Polygot Bible, emblem books, and a Book of Hours, as well 
as the Index Librorum qui ex Typograpbui Plantiniana Prodierunt (I6l5), and the portfolio Lc Musec 
Plantin-S\oretus by Max Rooses, the Museum's first curator. 

Color Prints by George Baxter 

"George Baxter, 1804-1867: Color Picture Printer" is the exhibit now on display in the Department 
of Special Collections. Selected from a collection of books and prints recently acquired in England, this 
exhibit nostalgically embodies the quaintness and charm of the Victorian era. 

George Baxter was the first man to print a picture in its natural and proper color with wood blocks. 
He invented his own process for which he obtained a patent about 1835. Until I860 he worked at various 
addresses in London, making a great variety of colored prints and illustrations for books. Baxter used a 
finely engraved steel plate for the black ground-work and for the more delicate details and shading. Then 
he superimposed the numerous wooden blocks of the various tints, making a combination of intaglio and 
woodcuts. The labor of producing prints by this process was very great; each block had to be cut to take 
its particular color and each demanded a separate printing, while perfect register — that is. the meticulous 
placing of each color so that the edge of one tint did not trespass upon another — was essential. Oil inks 
were an important part of the process. The resulting pictures display a delicacy that is astonishing; at 
first glance one believes that they must be colored by hand. 

Despite his fine work, George Baxter was not a success financially. He worked hard for twenty-six 
years, sometimes sixteen hours a day, using all his energy and money to turn out his beautiful pictures. 
But he was often at his wit's end to find a few pounds with which to carry on his business. In I860 he 
was obliged to go into bankruptcy, and he died in 1867 an undischarged insolvent. 

The pictures in the display fall into several catagories. There are genre scenes, portraits of well- 
known persons of the period, historical scenes, and views of castles, public buildings, and so forth. The 
books are particularly charming, with colored frontispieces and generally small colored prints on the title 
pages as well. 

B. VC. 

Campbell Book Collection Contest: Lecture, Exhibit, Leaflet 

The seventeenth annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest was inaugurated on 
February 17 with a talk by .Mr. Saul Cohen, attorney, author, and bibliophile, on his own library of editions 
of Harvey Fergusson. As a preface to the history of his Fergusson Collection, Mr. Cohen described the 
evolution of a bibliophile from a beginning as a casual purchaser of a paperback edition to an advanced 
state as the intent pursuer of the author's own inscribed copy of the work. Several of the audience ap- 
parently recognized the symptoms of bibliomania as their own and responded with energetic applause at 
the conclusion of his speech. 

The Research Library will display an exhibit of "A Harvey Fergusson Collection" through March 29. 
showing selections from Mr. Cohen's library. Mr. Cohen, a participant in the contest while an undergradu- 
ate at UCLA, is one of the judges for this year's contest. The other two judges are Herbert .Morris. Profes- 
sor of Philosophy and Law, and Art Seidenbaum, writer for the Los Angeles Times. 

Copies of the printed contest regulations, in an attractive brochure designed by Saul Marks of the 
Plantin Press, are available to prospective entrants at all campus libraries. Another publication. Saul 
Cohen's Harvey Fergusson: A Checklist, is available on request at the Reference Desk in the Research 
Library. The closing date for entries in the Student Book Collection Contest is April 23. 



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Life in the Open-Stack Section 

The Open-Stack Section of the College Library, which formerly occupied less than half of Level 2 of 
the bookstacks in the former main library building, was extended into the entire Level 2 after book collec- 
tions were moved to the Research Library last August. It was then possible to bring out books which had 
been stored in other locations and interfile these with the rest of the collection. The resulting larger 
College Library collection led to a sharp increase in the use of the Open-Stack Section. The six-month 
period from July to December of 1964 showed a 44.3 percent increase in circulation over the corresponding 
period of 1963 (52,875 for 1964 as compared to 36,633 for 1963) and an amazing 53.5 percent increase for 
the three-month period from October to December (40,523 as compared to 26,403). 

Robert Weir and his staff in the Open-Stack Section have done a remarkable job of handling this in- 
creased volume under extremely crowded conditions. Their task has been complicated by the continued 
presence in the bookstacks of certain portions of the Research Library collection; books on psychology, 
education, science, technology, agriculture, and medicine remain in the College Library Building where 
they are stored on Level 3, and are circulated through the Open-Stack Section. Since these Research Li- 
brary materials circulate for three weeks, whereas College Library books circulate for one week, different 
charge cards must be used, and the confusion resulting from maintaining two separate sets of circulation 
records puts an added burden on the staff. To compound the confusion, the Research Library psychology 
journals and some of the medical journals are stored on Level 2 with the College Library periodicals. 

About sixty percent of the users of the College Library collection are undergraduates, and this per- 
centage is expected to increase when the education and psychology materials are moved to the projected 
Education-Psychology Library, since the presence of these materials has attracted a good many graduate 
and faculty users to the College Library. 

The Open-Stack Section also makes the newspaper collection available to users. Original issues of 
newspapers are stored on Level 2, with the exception of current issues of twenty-five of the most frequently 
used papers, which are kept in the Periodicals Room of the Research Library for two months before being 
transferred to the College Library. 

The staff of the Open-Stack Section, after serving so well under the difficult conditions of the past 
year, understandably look forward with pleasure to giving service next fall in the beautifully refurbished 
rotunda area on the second floor of the remodeled College Library Building. 

N. D. 

Acknowledgment 

Professor Carlo Pedretti, of the Department of Art, in his Leonardo Da Vinci on Painting: A Lost 
Book (Lihro A) Reassembled from the Codex Valicanus Vrbinas 1270 and from the Codex Leicester 
(Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1964, $12.00) graciously acknowledges the 
assistance of Mrs. Kate T. Steinitz and other colleagues, and continues, "My thanks are also due to the 
University Library at Los Angeles, whose resources in Renaissance material have been increased con- 
siderably in the last few years, thanks to the librarian Mr. Robert Vosper and his enthusiastic staff. I 
have been particularly indebted throughout this and my other studies to Elmer Belt, M.D., the founder of 
the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, Los Angeles, whose merits as a scholar equal his liberality. The 
donation of his Library to the University of California, Los Angeles, will in time be recognized as one of 
the most important contributions to Leonardo studies, comparable to the foundation of the Raccolta Vinciana 
in Milan in 1905." 



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The Ugly Englishman 

The Library has recently acquired a fine copy of Tom Raw, The Griffin: A Burlesque Poem, in Twelve 
Cantos: Illustrated by Twenty-Five Engravings , Descriptive of the Adventures of a Cadet in the East 
India Company' s Service, from the Period of His Quitting England to His Obtaining a Staff Situation m 
India. The book was published in London by R. Ackermann in 1828 and is illustrated with the vivid hand- 
colored engravings for which this firm was noted. 




The author, Sir Charles D'Oyly, spent forty years in India, from 1798 to 1838, in the service of the 
East India Company, and the gently satirical portrait he has drawn of the young cadet and the Anglo-Indian 
community must be at least partially autobiographical. Like most of that great mass of memoirs and travel 
books about India during the period, the literary value of this work is very slight; it does not appear in 
the Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature or the other major literary bibliographies. But Tom Raw 
has considerable interest as a picture of the overseas English as seen by one of their own, and it is men- 
tioned in several works on the political and social impact of the British occupation of India. 

D'Oyly was an amateur artist of some talent, and several collections of his Indian sketches were 
published. The picture shown here is from Tom Raw, and is meant to illustrate verse XXXVI of Canto 
the Ninth: 

His howdah's frame received the grisly paws 

Of the fierce beast, and they clung firmly there, 

And, just below, his wide and bloody jaws, 

Roaring his funeral dirge, — the gun he bare 

Exploded in his trembling hand, when on it. 

As the last chance of safety he depended. 

Thus circumstanced, one course remained alone, — it 

Was, to see if some happy luck befriended 

His tottering step, while from the howdah he descended. 



The example of Tom Raw indicates, in any case, that D'Oyly was a greater artist than poet. 

C. S. 



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An Acquisition of Giolito de' Ferrari Press Booi<s 

The Giolito de' Ferrari family, and particularly Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, dominated the publishing 
world of Venice for the greater part of the sixteenth century. The press was founded in 1483 by Gabriel's 
father Giovanni, at Trino, in Monferrat. Giovanni moved to Venice in 1536, where, after his death in 1542, 
the business was carried on by his son, Gabriel, who became a man of wealth and civic consequence. At 

La Libreria della Fenice, his commodious shop at the corner 
of the Via S. ApoUinaire in the busiest section of the Rialto, 
hesoldbooks from all of Italy and from abroad, as well as 
the products of his own press, which was located next to 
the shop. Branches of the firm were established in several 
Italian cities. His own imprints eventually totaled more than 
eight hundred, bearing the mark of the phoenix contemplating 
the sun. 



The contributions of Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari both to 
the art of the book and to the literary life of Italy were sub- 
stantial. As a printer, he was distinguished by the elegance 
of his designs, the clarity of his italic type, the delicate 
ornamentation of his title pages, and his use of floral motifs; 
he is considered by some to be second only to the elder 
Aldus Manutius among the important Italian printers. As a 
publisher, he was a popularizer of the national literature, 
printing the works of most of the famous Italian writers. The 
press issued twenty-two editions of Petrarch's poems, twenty- 
eight of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, and nine of the Decameron. 
His 1555 edition of Dante's La Divina Comedia was the first 
to use the word 'divine" in the title. He issued the works 
of classical authors in vernacular translations, and was the 
first to publish collections of such translations in a uniform 
format. 




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Gabriel's greatest period as publisher and printer lasted from 1545 to 1555, and thereafter the quality 
of his typography declined, and the pressures of the Counter Reformation caused him to curtail sharply 
the publication of "profane" literature. Conforming to the changing times, he published in 1554 the second 
Index of Prohibited Books to appear in Venice, and subsequently concentrated on printing sermons, other 
religious works, and the historical writings of classical authors. On his death in 1578, the business was 
carried on by his sons, with less distinction, until the beginning of the next century. 

The Library has recently acquired a collection of fifty-five books published by the Giolito de' Ferrari 
press. Imprint dates range from 1542 to 1588, and the titles are a representative selection of the firm's 
publications during those years. 



One of the most interesting items in the collection is a volume published in 1547 with the title Rime 
della Signora Tullia di Aragona; et di diversi a lei. The author, Tullia d'Aragona, was a highly celebrated 
courtesan, known for her accomplishments as well as her beauty, and adored by many of the greatest con- 
temporary poets, who praised her refinement of manner, her wit, her musical talent, and her learning. It 
was said that she could repeat from memory all of Petrarch and Boccaccio, and "innumerable beautiful 
Latin verses of Virgil, Horace, and thousands of others." Her enemies, however, were as distinguished 
and as eloquent as her friends. They included such figures as Aretino, Firenzuola, and Giraldi, all of 
whom accused her of every kind of vileness. 



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TuUia was the daughter of a noted Roman courtesan and— she claimed — Cardinal d'Aragona, a 
nephew of Ferdinand of Naples. She was born in Rome, probably between 1505 and 1510, and lived in 
successive years in Venice, Ferrara, Siena, Florence, and finally, once more, in Rome, where she died 
in 1556 under what are known as "obscure circumstances." Wherever she went, she was accepted by 
noble society as well as by the world of artists. She presided 
over "Petrarchian" courts of love, commanding admiration and 
attention well beyond her youth. Her life, however, was not 
without its seamy side: in 1543 the authorities of Siena called 
her to account for living outside the district prescribed for 
loose women, and for wearing clothing prohibited to those of 
her profession. She was able to produce a certificate of a mar- 
riage contracted a few months before with Silvestro dei Guic- 
ciardi; the magistrates let her off, and the husband convenient- 
ly disappeared. A few years later she moved to Florence, where 
she again founded a salon, and again found herself in difficul- 
ties with the authorities for her sumptuous dress and for failing 
to wear a yellow badge. This time she was saved by the inter- 
vention of Eleanor of Toledo, Duchess of Florence, and received 
a letter from the magistrate officially exempting her from the 
law because of her devotion to poetry and philosophy. 

There is no doubt a connection between this episode and 
the fact that TuUia dedicated the Rime to the Duchess. The 
first part of the little volume contains fifty-six sonnets written 
by Tullia to various patrons and admirers. Of these, the eight 
addressed to Piero Manelli are generally considered her finest, 
and are certainly the most ardent. Her poems are followed by 
an eclogue by Girolano Muzio, then by a number of sonnets in 
praise of her charms written by Muzio, Giulio Camillo, Ercole 
Bentivoglio, Benedetto Varchi, Benedetto Arighi, Cardinal 
Ippolite de ' Medici, and others. 



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Tullia d' Aragona, as Herodias. Fror 
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Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari devoted much care to the printing of the Rime. It is an example of his 
finest typographical work, slim and elegant in format, the print spaced with taste, the italic type clear, 
and the decorations simple and well cut. 

The portrait reproduced here has traditionally been considered to represent Tullia attired as Herodias; 
it was painted by Alessandro Moretto, and hangs in the municipal gallery at Brescia. 



F.J.K. 



Aberdeen Losses 



"The disappearance of books from Aberdeen University Library at King's College, and from the 
reference department at the City Library forced library authorities to take security measures. Turnstiles 
have been installed at the university library and a member of the staff is on duty to check student' books 
before they leave. 

"At the public library a circular has been put on every desk in the reference department appealing 
to students not to take away books needed by fellow students. 



"It says that because of a 'dishonest few' it became necessary some time ago to examine all cases 
and bags belonging to students — an unpleasant task and not one enjoyed by the library staff. In spite 
of this, books continued to be taken." (From the January issue of the Library Association Record.) 



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Library Publication Is Selected for Western Books Exhibition 

The Library is honored by the inclusion of its publication, Aldous Hyxley at UCLA, in the annual 
selection of fine books for the Western Books Exhibition, sponsored by the Rounce & Coffin Club. The 
booklet is one of some three dozen publications chosen for display from among seventy or eighty candi- 
dates. The Western Books Exhibition will be shown at UCLA next month. 

A limited edition of 1200 copies of Aldous Huxley at UCLA was designed and printed for the Li- 
brary by Grant Dahlstrom at The Castle Press, in Pasadena. The booklet is a cataloghe of letters and 
literary manuscripts in the Aldous Huxley Collection, with the texts of three unpublished letters, edited 
with an introduction by George Wickes, of the Humanities Department at Harvey Mudd College. There 
are ten illustrations, from portrait photographs, sketches, and manuscripts. (Copies of Aldous Huxley 
at UCLA may be obtained at the Library Card Window of the Research Library at $2.00 each, plus 4 per 
cent tax; or by mail from the Gifts and Exchange Section, Research Library, prepaid by checks made to 
The Regents of the University of California.) 

Ethiopic Story of a Saint 

An early Ethiopic manuscript has been acquired for the Department of Special Collections through 
the good auspices of Wolf Leslau, Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern and African Languages. 
The manuscript, which, Professor Leslau believes, dates from the fifteenth century, is a small (6/^ by 
6 inches), thick (2 inches) volume bound in wooden boards with a brown calf backstrip, consisting of 
102 vellum leaves, written in several hands in black and red ink. A note written in English appears on 
the reverse of the first leaf: "Taken from King Theodores arsenal at Magdala [ Ethiophia] after the fall 
of the place 14th April 1868." This is the only indication of provenance in the volume; it is of interest 
that most of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum were acquired as a result of the capture and 
destruction of Magdala by the British in 1868. There are also in the manuscript two handsome illustra- 
tions which show a high degree of skill in their execution. 

The subject of the greater part of the manuscript is the life of Gabra Krestos, son of the Byzantine 
Emperor Theodosius II (401-450). Although Theodosius II is a well-authenticated person, Gabra Krestos 
seems to be apocryphal — at least, the standard sources on Theodosius II give no indication of his exist- 
ence. The life of Gabra Krestos was apparently a favorite topic of the early monks of the Ethiopic Church, 
since the British Museum also has several manuscripts on this holy man's life. E. A. Wallis Budge's 
account of one of these manuscripts, together with notes from Professor Leslau, are the basis for the 
story retold here. 

When Emperor Theodosius and Empress Markheza found that they were childless after a number of 
years, they made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to pray for a child, and in due course a son was born. He 
was given an exemplary Christian education and, when he was grown, he was married to the daughter of 
a noble of Constantinople. After the wedding ceremony, Gabra Krestos, instead of remaining with his 
bride, changed his wedding garment for one of wool, took a supply of money, bade his bride farewell, 
and departed to live the holy life of a begging recluse. He settled in Armenia where he led an ascetic 
life in the courtyard of a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The Emperor and Empress sent out five 
hundred servants to search for him among the pious mendicants in foreign spots. The servants bestowed 
alms on the poor, including Gabra Krestos, when they reached Armenia, but they failed to recognize the 
son of their master. 

After Gabra Krestos had lived in the courtyard for fifteen years, a priest of the church had a vision 
in which the Virgin Mary requested that a shelter be provided in the church for the holy man. This the 
priest did, and also learned from Gabra Krestos who he was. Then Gabra Krestos, realizing that his 
story was too well known, secretly departed for another place, but a storm drove him to his father's city 



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of Constantinople. Unrecognized at the palace, he received permission to live in the courtyard and to 
eat left-over scraps from the Emperor's table. ^Tien two servants were ordered to wait upon him, all of 

the servants began to murmur, and they determined 
to make his life miserable. They spat upon him, 
[..^ plucked out his hair and beard, threw the dishwater 

on him, and tossed his scraps so that the dogs leaped 
on him fighting for the food, as shown in the illustra- 
tion reproduced here. To this evil treatment Gabra 
Krestos paid no attention, for all the saints and an- 
gels and the Virgin Mary came to visit him. Being 
told by Christ that his end was near, Gabra Krestos 
wrote his life's story with the aid of the Holy Ghost, 
and then died. 

His story was found by the Emperor and the 
Archbishop when they went to honor the holy man's 
body, and the Emperor then realized that Gabra KrSs- 
tbs was his son. A grand funeral was ordered, the 
entire population flocked to do him homage, and many 
miracles were wrought at his grave. 

B. W. 




'Palaeontologia Indica' Is Acquired 

The recent acquisition by the University Library of forty-four quarto volumes of Palaeontologia 
Indica in excellent condition places on the shelves of the Geology-Geophysics Library one of the most 
essential reference works in the field of palaeontology and completes a quest for acquisition of this 
series begun nearly twenty years ago. The Palaeontologia Indica comprises a series of magnificent 
monographs on the fossil flora and fauna of India, recovered in the course of operations by the Indian 
Geological Survey. The first volume appeared in 1861, and the set is continued at the present day. 

In preparation of these monographs, the Geological Survey of India was able to enlist the aid of 
many of the most celebrated specialists of the period, and the names of these workers — to memtion 
only a few, Stoliczka, Waagen, Lydekker, Diener, Uhlig, Spath, and Blanford — read like a veritable 
Who's Who in palaeontology. India lies athwart the extent of the ancient Tethyan sea that at one time 
extended from Spain to Indonesia; its fossil fauna and flora, some of which are nearly cosmopolitan in 
their relationships, are hence of especial importance to palaeontologists studying fossil assemblages 
of comparable character in far-removed parts of the earth. 

UCLA palaeontologists requiring these volumes have hitherto had to rely upon slow and inconven- 
ient interlibrary loans. Acquisition of this series not only makes a fine group of classic works avail- 
able on campus to our Geology staff, but also will serve to attract workers from outside to consult the 
volumes. Mr. Vosper and the staff of the Acquisitions Department are to be thanked for the persistent 
search and prompt action that have placed this valuable research series upon our shelves. 



Willis P. Popenoe 
Professor of Geology 



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Librarian's Notes 

On Thursday afternoon, February 25, the Library Committee of the Academic Senate met with three 
items on its agenda. A special subcommittee on binding entered its preliminary report. This subcommit- 
tee was set up to give attention to all processes in and outside the Library relating to the flow of books 
and journals for binding, with the hope of finding more expeditious procedures in behalf of users of the 
Library. The subcommittee consists of Professor Irving Pfeffer (chairman of the Library Committee itself), 
Professor Robert B. Andrews (co-opted from the Graduate School of Business Administration where he is 
a specialist in industrial management), Mrs. Tallman, Miss Nixon, Mr. Hymen, and Mr. Kurth as chairman. 

Information was presented to the Committee on a shocking case of the mutilation and theft of Library 
materials that came to light when we were emptying the stacks in the old building. The matter is still 
under intensive investigation. 

The greater part of the Committee's attention was given to an analytical report, presented by Profes- 
sor M. A. Melkanoff, a computer specialist in the College of Engineering and a member of the Library 
Committee, on the subject of library automation and the application of computers to library processes, 
both housekeeping processes and those ultimately directed to the benefit of users of the library, in terms 
both of the state of the art and of present developments in libraries at UCLA and elsewhere. Professor 
Melkanoff was aided in his presentation by Professor Robert Hayes of the newly instituted statewide Li- 
brary Research Institute and by Mr. Anthony F. Hall of the Library staff. The substance of Professor 
Melkanoff's report will become a special part of the Committee's forthcoming report to the Academic Senate. 

R. V. 



Dr. Benjamin to Speck to Friends 

Dr. John A. Benjamin, of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and 
the Strong Memorial Hospital, will speak at the Spring Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the UCLA 
Library on Wednesday, March 24, at the Faculty Center. His subject is "Concerning Books and 
Men: Their Contributions to Learning." 

Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin, who are honorary life members of the Friends of the Library, are 
among our greatest library benefactors. They recently presented to the Biomedical Library their 
rich collection of manuscripts and books in medical history. Their noteworthy collection has 
added much strength to the Library's holdings in this field, including as it does manuscripts 
and books of considerable rarity. The University Library published last year the (Catalogue of 
the John A. Benjamin Collection of Medical History. As noted on page 39 of this issue of the 
Librarian, the Biomedical Library is now showing a selection of books from the collection. 

All are invited to attend the dinner and lecture. Reservations for the dinner (at S4.50) at 
seven o'clock and for the social hour at six may be made with Miss Roberta Nixon in the Acqui- 
sitions Department not later than March 18. 



UCLA Librarian is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William Conway, Edna Davis, Norman 
Dudley, Martha Gnudi, Ann Hinckley, Frances Kirschenbaum, Everett Moore, Charlotte Spence, Jean 
Tuckerman, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 




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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELIS 2 4-" 

Volume 18, Number 5 April, 1965 

The Meredith Willson Library of Sheet Music and Records 

Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy and the composer Meredith Willson jointly announced on March 30 Mr. 
Willson's gift to the University of a collection of nearly 500,000 pieces of sheet music and more than 
25,000 phonograph records. The stock of the Stanley Ring music store in Hollywood, which Mr. Willson 
recently acquired, is included in the Meredith Willson Library, newly established in the Music Library. 

Music Librarian Frederick Freedman has observed that the Willson collection will have great value 
for faculty members and students interested in opera and the musical theater, popular songs of the nine- 
teenth century, folk music, and Americana in general. Among the sheet music are popular songs dating 
back to 1810, and Mr. Freedman has found nearly mint copies of what appear to be first editions of oper- 
atic scores by Rossini. The earliest of the phonograph recrrds are a number of cylinder records, accom- 
panied by an antique model of the Edison Home Phonograph. 

Additional Rare Books Are Presented to the Benjamin Collection of Medical History 

Dr. and Mrs. John A. Beniamin, of Rochester, New York, made their visit last month the occasion not 
only for Dr. Benjamin's appearance before the. Spring Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library 
on March 24, speaking on the topic "Concerning Books and Men: Their Contributions to Learning," but 
also for adding new treasures to the Benjamin Collection of Medical History, in the Biomedical Library. 
Preceding their arrival by a few days was a beautiful incunabulum, Rhazes' Rxposilio noni libri Almansoris 
editn a clarissimo viro Joanne Arculano, printed in Venice by Bernardinus Stagninus, de Tridino, 12 No- 
vember 1493. The only other copies of this edition of Arculanus' commentaries on the Ninth Book of 
Rhazes' Liber ad Almansorem recorded in the United States are at the National Library of Medicine and 
Yale University. It brings to nineteen the number of incunabula in the Benjamin Collection. This copy 
has a rare contemporary English binding decorated with five stamps, two of which are identical with those 
used by the so-called "Half-Stamp Binder." The book belonged in the early seventeenth century to Sir 
Thomas Temple, baronet, whose signature appears on the title leaf, and it bears the bookplate of Sir 
Charles Thomas -Stanford (1858-1932), bibliographer of the early editions of Euclid's Elements. 

A second gift was an autograph manuscript in Latin written by Lorenzo Bellini (1643-1704), Floren- 
tine physician and anatomist, and pupil of the physicist Borelli. While dissecting a deer which the Duke 
of Tuscany had sent to Borelli, Bellini discovered the renal excretory ducts that bear his name; he also 
advanced a physical theory of the excretion of urine. The Benjamin Collection is already rich in six edi- 
tions of his works, including two rare firsts. 

Another gift of outstanding importance was the first edition, first issue, of Leopold .Auenbrugger's 
Inventum novum (\'ienna, 1761), the epochal first record of the use of mediate percussion of the chest in 
diagnosis. (The second issue, containing the Errata and printed in the same year, was included in 



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Dr. Benjamin's original gift.) The first issue is bound in a contemporary binding together with a work by 
Anton von Storck (1731-1803) on the use of the poisonous hemlock Cicuta as an antidote to certain dis- 
eases, with descriptions of case histories. 

To the first editions of Copernicus and Kepler already gracing the collection, Dr. Benjamin added a 
fine copy of the first edition of Galileo's great but ill-starred Dialogo . . . sopra i due massimi sistemi 
del mondo tolemaico, e copernicano (Florence, 1632), in which Galileo again supported the heliocentric 
theory of Copernicus. Despite wide acclaim following the publication of the Dialogo in January 1632, its 
sale was prohibited in August of that year, and on October 1 the author was ordered before the Inquisition, 
with well-known consequences which have become symbolic of the struggle between authoritarianism and 
free scientific inquiry. 

A nice footnote to the Friends' dinner was Dr. Elmer Belt's presentation to the Benjamin Collection 
of Georg Pictor's Crien Buchlin, which had earlier been given to him by Dr. Benjamin. The inscription 
reads, " Xmas 1945. To Elmer Belt, M.D., from John A. Benjamin 12/14/45. He gave me an interest in 
the old & finer books." 

Friends of the Library to Meet at Clark Library 

A special musical program at the Clark Library on Sunday, May 2, at 4:00 p.m., has been announced 
by the Friends of the UCLA Library. Frederick Freedman, Music Librarian, is planning a program of 
music of the Americas and an exhibit of musical Americana. Details of the event will be mailed soon to 
members of the Friends. Information about the program and about membership in the Friends may be ob- 
tained from Roberta Nixon in the Acquisitions Department. 

Exhibit of Rare Buddhist Books 

"Early Chinese and Japanese Buddhist Books and Manuscripts," from the personal collections of 
Professors Richard Rudolph and Ensho Ashikaga of the Department of Oriental Languages, are on display 
in the Research Library through April 26. The exhibit is being shown in honor of the Western Branch of 
the American Oriental Society, meeting at UCLA on April 9 and 10, and it features, in addition to the 
familiar scroll forms, woodcuts found inside a wooden statue made in 1046, and the Kokera Sutra (1225 
A.D.) on wooden slips to be placed in the roofs of temples. Other items of unusual interest are a manu- 
script, containing a date equivalent to March 20, 533 A.D., found in the "lost" library at Thousand Buddha 
Caves (Tun Huang) in northwest China, and one of the Buddhist charms printed in 770 by order of the Jap- 
anese Empress Shotoku, generally thought to be the world's earliest datable printing. 

'Western Books Exhibition' 

The annual Western Books Exhibition, arranged by the Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles, will be 
on display in the Research Library from April 19 to May 4. Of eighty-six books submitted in the competi- 
tion, thirty-five were chosen as notable examples of fine printing by Judges James Algar, of the Zamorano 
Club, Sherwood Grover, of the Roxburghe Club, and Richard Docter, of the Rounce & Coffin Club. All the 
books were printed in Western America in 1964. 

California printers and publishers are dominant, as usual — of the ten books printed elsewhere, seven 
are from the University of Oklahoma Press. Northern California printers and designers in the exhibit in- 
clude well-known names such as Jack Stauffacher, Mallette Dean, Lawton Kennedy, and Adrian Wilson. 
Doyce Nunis, of UCLA's Oral History Program, edited Letters of a Young Miner, 1849-1852. by Jasper 
Hill, which was designed and printed by Barbara Holman and entered in the competition by its publisher, 
the San Francisco firm of John Howell-Books . Three outstanding printers. Grant Dahlstrom, of the Castle 
Press, Saul Marks, of the Plantin Press, and Ward Ritchie, of the Ward Ritchie Press, produced most of 
the fifteen exhibited books from Southern California. One of these was a UCLA Library publication: 
Aldous Huxley at UCLA, by George Wickes, designed and printed by Grant Dahlstrom. 



April, 1965 



51 



Harold Bell Wright Manuscript Collection Given by the Friends 

The Friends of the UCLA Library recently presented to the Library a collection of holograph and 
typescript manuscripts of Harold Bell Wright's first nine novels. His first book, That Printer of Udell's 

of 1903, was followed in rapid succession 



That Printer at Udell 




Chapter 3.^.|^.-^ 

declare to goodness, If thit^li* the third 
tramp I've chased away frolr-ihlj^'houBe t«>- 
dayj I'll have father Ret a 4og If this 



keeps up. They do pester a iody pretty nigh to 
death." Bra. »llson slaraned the kitchen door and 
returned to her dlsh-vashln^, 'The Ide' of glvla' 
good victuals to then tJiet's able to work - — not 

Buoh I won't Let 'on do like I do.* And the 

good lady piled her dlsh-clotJi with such energy that 
her daughter hastily removed the clean plates and 
saucers from the tal>le to avoid the necesotly or 
drying then at^ln. 

'But ttila nan wanted work, didn't ha oother?* 
asked Clara, "And t heard you tell father at din- 
ner that you wanted someone to fix the cowshed and 
clean up the tack yard," 

"There you go a^i^ln, " a^fc-lly snapped the 
older wonan, reatlng her iret hcnda upon her hips 
and pausing in her labor, tne better to emphasize 

37 

" -' - -"^-^ ■■■ ■ ■ ^— -^-- ..^.^ 



by The Shepherd of the Hills, The Winning 
of Barbara Worth (which made the bestseller 
lists in 1911 and 1912), The Uncrowned King. 
Their Yesterdays, The Eyes of the World, 
and two more bestsellers. When a S\an's a 
Man and The Re-Creation of Brian Kent. 
Several sold more than a million copies 
each, but by 1919 Wright's popularity was 
declining and fewer copies were sold. The 
nineteen books by Wright sold more than ten 
million copies in all. 

Wright (1872-1944) was born in Rome, 
N.Y., and lived in the Midwest until 1905, 
when he retired as a Disciples minister and 
moved to the Far West. During his stay in 
Pittsburg, Kansas, he had completed That 
Printer of Udell's, and after the successful 
publication of The Shepherd of the Hills he 
devoted himself exclusively to writing. 

The dominance of social and religious 
themes in Wright's novels led to artificial 
characterization and plotting, and everlast- 
ing sermonizing. His stories take place in 
the open country, away from the evil and 
effete influences of the cities, and empha- 
size the wholesome morality of the rugged 
natural man. 



The manuscripts, which are kept in the Department of Special Collections, originally belonged to 
Wright's publisher and friend, Elsberry W. Reynolds, an aggressive Chicago mail-order bookseller. (Rey- 
nolds' extravagant advertising and promotion had had much to do with the enormous success of Wright's 
books.) Several of the manuscripts have printed marginal rules and are sewed individually by chapter. 
The typescript of That Printer of i'dell's, of which the first page of the third chapter is shown here, is 
decorated with many pen-and-ink sketches and colored initials by the author. 

E. V. 



Centenary Exhibit on Lincoln's Assassination 

An exhibit in observance of the one-hundredth anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 
is on display in the reading room and entrance corridor of the Department of Special Collections. Inter- 
esting memorabilia of the assassination from the Townsend Collection of Lincolniana, deposited in the 
Department by Justin Turner, are shown in the exhibit, as well as books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and 
photographs from the private collections of Mr. Turner and Mort Lewis, both of whom are members of the 
Friends of the UCLA Library, and from the Department of Special Collections. 



52 UCLA Librarian 

Napier's Bones 

The Business Administration Library recently acquired, for the Robert E. Gross Collection on the 
history of business, Robert Hooke's copy in fine condition of John Napier's Rabdologiae, seu Numerationis 
per Virgulas lihri duo, the first edition of 1617. Napier, a distinguished Scottish mathematician best 
known as the inventor of logarithms, describes in this work an ingenious primitive calculating machine 
using "ten mutually adjustable calculating rods," or "Napier's bones," for mechanical multiplication and 
division. The book is one of some two hundred rare volumes acquired for the Gross Collection since its 
inauguration a year ago. 

The University's Institute of Library Research 

The Institute of Library Research has been established as a University-wide organization to conduct 
research into library and information problems, to develop methods for the improvement of library and in- 
formation systems, and to advance education for librarianship. The Institute will be concerned with re- 
search into basic problems of libraries, and concurrently will undertake short -term studies of immediate 
problems in the UC library systems. In cooperation with the University's schools of librarianship, the 
Institute will provide opportunities for faculty and student research and for advanced training for practic- 
ing librarians. Dean Raynard Swank, of the School of Librarianship at Berkeley, is Director of the Insti- 
tute, and the Associate Director is Professor Robert Hayes, of the UCLA School of Library Service. 

Recognition of the magnitude of the problems faced by the University Libraries — with nine campuses, 
many branch libraries, proliferating information centers, and needs for access by all campuses to the total 
University resources — provided impetus toward establishing the Institute. The solution of these problems, 
which are encountered by other libraries as well, requires fundamental research and not simply implemen- 
tation of make-shift answers to local problems. A variety of new mechanical, managerial, and research 
methods will be studied with a view to their effective aid in understanding and solving problems in library 
service. 

The research program of the Institute is founded on several basic propositions: that studies should 
employ a total and integrated view of all aspects of library services, that studies should concern the needs 
for better library services, that needed new library services should be integrated with existing ones, and 
that library services should be viewed as a unified system. Although research and experimentation in in- 
formation science are essential in such a research program, they cannot by themselves attain the objec- 
tive of better library service, for it is of fundamental importance that library problems be studied, under- 
stood, and solved where they occur in an operating environment. The Institute of Library Research will 
thus be concerned with finding solutions to particular problems of the University Libraries, as well as 
with basic theoretical and experimental research. 

Mrs. Grace Hunt Will Retire in June 

Mrs. Grace Hunt has announced that she will retire in June, after twenty years of service to UCLA, 
including fifteen years as Librarian of the English Reading Room. In 1950 Mrs. Hunt transferred from her 
position in the Chancellor's Office to assume responsibility for the organization and operation of the 
Reading Room, newly established in the Department of English by the bequest of an endowment and the 
private library of Professor Frederic Blanchard. The Reading Room has since developed, under her de- 
voted guidance, into an attractive library providing an ideal retreat for harassed faculty and graduate stu- 
dents. Her fellow Library staff members share the pride of the English Department in Mrs. Hunt's crea- 
tion of a reading room with a wisely selected collection of appropriate books and with consistently high 
standards of service. 



April, 1965 53 

The Library Acquires an Early Work on the Bosutos 

The Library has acquired, after a four-year search, the English translation of Eugene Arnaud Casalis' 
Les Basoutos (Paris, 1859), which was published in London in 1861 as The Basutos; or Twenty-Three 
Years in South Africa. The volume is in two parts, "Journeys of Exploration-Labours' and "Manners and 
Customs of the Basutos," and it is an invaluable source of information on the South African Basutos, 
their economic, social, and domestic life, their government, religion, and superstitions, and their language, 
poetry, and folklore. 

In June of 1832 the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society decided to strengthen its missions in South 
Africa by sending three additional men into the field, the pastors Casalis and Arbousset, and an artisan- 
missionary, M. Gossellin. They were given intensive training, Casalis and Arbousset as blacksmith and 
carpenter, and Gossellin as potter, and the Society provided ample equipment for shoemaking in addition 
to barometers, rifles, a manual on land surveying, and cookbooks. 

The young missionaries sailed from France and arrived at the Cape on Febrary 24, 1833, after several 
months at sea. They set out for the mission station at Motito in Bechuanaland, but soon halted upon re- 
ceiving a rather startling report. A powerful native chief had become tired of fighting continuously with 
neighboring tribes, and, upon being advised that missionaries could possibly bring peace to his country, 
he sent a herd of several hundred head of cattle to the Cape to buy a missionary. The fact that a rival 
tribe had intercepted the herd and kept it for themselves did not deter the three Frenchmen, who were in- 
trigued by the situation. They immediately started for the country of Moshesh, Chief of the Basutos, into 
territory not even shown on maps of the time. 

The mission prospered, and Casalis remained in South Africa until 1855, when he left Basutoland 
to take up the Directorship of the Society in Paris and to write his book on the Basuto people based on 
his long and careful observations. 

D. H. 

Nigerian Librarian Now Studying Library Administration at UCLA 

Samuel C. Nwoye, Chief Librarian of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library in the University of Nigeria, is 
spending the month of April at UCLA under a Ford Foundation award in Library Science. During his four- 
month stay in the United States, Mr. Nwoye will study .•American library organization and developments, 
concentrating on the libraries at UCLA and Cornell University — one an example of a young, the other of 
an older university. He is a graduate of the University College in Ibadan and studied for several years 
in the School of Librarianship in University College, London, where he received the postgraduate diploma 
in librarianship and archive administration. On completion of his visit in the United States. .Mr. Nwoye 
will prepare a report for the Ford Foundation, somewhat on the order of a research paper, on the two major 
library programs he will have studied. 

College Library Exhibits 

Using only a display case which occupies 5/^ square feet of floor space, holds 42 inches of books, 
and has a 3 x 1 foot display panel, the Reference Section of the College Library has presented a series 
of exhibits in the Open Stack Section. The first consisted of books on the civil rights struggle, and those 
which followed were on the 1964 presidential election, cookbooks, biographies, and changing attitudes 
toward love as reflected in literature. The current exhibit consists of a number of scientists' first hand 
accounts of their experiences, and exhibits are planned which will deal with travel, space, and California 
deserts. 



54 UCLA Librarian 



Publications and Activities 

Summoned by Books: Essays and Speeches by Frances Clarke Sayers, will be published on April 
26 by the Viking Press ($4.00). The volume has been compiled by Marjeanne Blinn, a former staff member 
of the University Elementary School Library, and it has a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. In this 
book Mrs. Sayers presents some of her views on librarianship, storytelling, and writing for children. 

Carlos Hagen's article on "Copyright and the Threat to Fair Use of Sound Recordings'* was published 
in the January-February issue of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters Journal. 

Charlotte Georgi has written on "How to Start a Business Library — In One Easy Lesson" for the Li- 
brary Journal of March 1. 

Lawrence Clark Powell's brief note of appreciation of "The Stagecoach Press" of Jack D. Rittenhouse 
has been published as the Introduction to Texas and the Vi'est, catalogue no. 32 of Price Daniel, Jr., 
Bookseller, of Waco, Texas. 

Everett Moore has reviewed the first issue of Censorship: A Quarterly Report on Censorship of Ideas 
and the Arts (London, Number 1, Autumn 1964, $2 per year) in the March 15 issue of the Library Journal. 

Robert Vosper, as Vice-President and President-FIlect of the .American Library Association, addressed 
the Utah Library Association on March 12 in Salt Lake City and the Texas Library Association on April 
3 in Corpus Christi, and will address the Idaho Library Association on May 7 in Sun Valley and the Friends 
of the University of Oregon Library on May 10 in Eugene. Mr. Vosper also spoke to the USC Faculty 
Luncheon Club on March 17, and gave the keynote speech at the dedication ceremonies for the new River- 
side Public Library on March 21. 

Donnarae MacCann lectured on "Children's Literature and the Imagination," on March 9 in Lompoc 
and on March 17 in Oxnard, as part of the University Extension series on "The Creative Process and the 
Child." 

Inkeri Rank spoke on women in ancient Finnish society as depicted in the Kalcrala runes, at the 
March 7 Kalevala Day observances in Los Angeles. 

The Clark Library has published Neo-Latin Poetry of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, papers 
by James E. Phillips, Professor of English at UCLA, and Don Cameron Allen, Professor of English at 
Johns Hopkins University, presented at a seminar held at the Clark Library last October. The booklet 
has an Introduction by William Matthews, Professor of English at UCLA, and a Foreword by Director 
Lawrence Clark Powell. Copies are available on request to the Clark Library. 

Marian Engelke and Roberta Nixon gave seven demonstrations of hand-press printing for the Fine 
Arts Festival last month at the California State College at Los Angeles. 

William Conway was one of several speakers on "The Librarian and the Collector" at the first meet- 
ing of University Extension's class on "Collecting & Connoisseurship: The Art of the Book," held at 
the Clark Library on March 12. Robert Vosper, Lawrence Clark Powell, and Andrew Horn will be among 
the speakers in future sessions. 



UCLA Librarian is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 90024. 
Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Norman Dudley, Charlotte 
Georgi, Martha Gnudi, Dorothy Harmon, Robert Hayes, James Mink, Everett Moore, Jean Tuckerman, Evert 
Volkersz. 



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ranan 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 18, Number 6 



May-June, 1965 




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A Collection of Dance Programs, 1909-1963 

The Library has acquired for the Department of Special Collections more than seven hundred illus- 
trated souvenir dance programs dating from the revival of theatrical dancing in America. Selected ex- 
amples of the dance programs will be displayed in the 
Research Library in June. The collection was formed 
by Mr. A.J. Pischl, who years ago realized that essen- 
tial data about dancers, dance companies, and choreog- 
raphic works are often preserved only in the dance pro- 
grams. Mr. Pischl, in his revealing monograph for 
Dance Index in 1948, aptly stated that heretofore "mu- 
sic and theatre sections of public libraries neglected 
to consider them because they are difficult to catalogue, 
as well as hard and expensive to secure." It is all but 
impossible to procure a program a few years after its 
publication, "since the purchaser profits by it only 
during the current season" and "then discards it." 






1 



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Anna Pavlova, in "The Dumb Girl of 
Portici," 1924. 



Another difficulty is that neither the performers nor 
their managers nor their printers are able to locate back 
issues of dance programs. There are no lists or bibli- 
ographies by which they can be traced to their publish- 
ers. (In recent years, the English bookseller, Ifan 
Kyrle Fletcher, has advertised souvenir and regular 
dance programs in his catalogues.) The programs are 
expensive, but the writer has discovered that several 
contain unique and otherwise unobtainable information 
on the dance. The souvenir programs generally include 
a complete listing of dancers, the composer of the mu- 
sic, the choreographer, and the conductor, and usually, 
but not always, the name of the theater and the date of 
performance. 



A cursory survey reveals that many programs have short synopses of ballets or modern dance com- 
positions as written by the choreographers or ballet directors, and there may be photographs, etchings, 
drawings, and color illustrations of costumes and scenes. Of particular interest are the sketches drawn 
by the ballet master Michael Fokine and the dancer Nijinsky. The programs can thus be consulted for 
the period styles of movement, staging, costume, and choreographic interpretation. For example, Martha 
Graham, repeating an early composition in a later repertory, appears with new costumes, different dancers, 
and a variant description for the choreography. Comparison of programs may, then, indicate some altera- 
tion and re-emphasis in the choreography. 



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UCLA Librarian 




Isadora Duncan, 190 9. 



Another value of the collection is readily apparent: 
ethnic sources for the dance from diverse nations and 
cultures are traceable in choreography for the period of 
coverage, 1909 to 1963. Ruth St. Denis started a wave of 
ethnic-oriented dance in America, to be followed by, among 
others, Asadata Dafora in his African dances of great beauty, 
Yeichi Nimura and Michio Ito with their Japanese creations, 
Uday Shankar in Hindu dances, Jean Leon Destine in 
Haitian dances, Katherine Dunham in Negro dances, the 
Jugoslav National Folk Ballet Tanec, the Mexican Ballet 
Folklorico, and the Moiseyev company of Russian dancers. 

Anna Pavlova seldom listed the members of her com- 
pany. After her first American tour in 1910, her male 
soloists always commanded stellar billing; Michael Mordkin 
in 1910, Laurent Novikoff in 1913, Alexandre Volinine in 
1914, and finally in 1924 Uday Shankar. However, through- 
out all these years she depended on one musical director and 
conductor, the able Theodore Stier. 

Among other developments which can be traced through 
the dance programs is the heroic effort made by the Dance 
Council of Northern California in 1934 to unite all the modern 
dance groups in an annual production to promote a festival 
for the area. While this noble undertaking did not survive, 
it nevertheless was a vital part of dance development in 
the West. A short sketch in the program gives the history 
of dance in San Francisco between 1926 and 1936. 



The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1949 listed twenty-nine productions in their repertory with nine 
choreographers; Balanchine is credited with eight ballets, and Fokine and Massine with four each. Also 
in 1949, Martha Graham listed in her repertory fourteen different compositions which she choreographed 
for a Paris-London tour. Another program tells us that Texas Christian University has presented its own 
ballet company since 1950 in an annual production. 

An outstanding co-operative dance event took place at Hartford, in 1936, when the first art festival 
presented at Wadsworth Atheneum commissioned George Balanchine for his choreography of Serenata to 
music by Mozart. The program also records a "drame symphonique" Socrate (1920), with voices by Eric 
Satie, mobile settings by Alexandre Calder, and music conducted by Virgil Thomson. 

Bibliographical peculiarities abound in the souvenir dance programs. Dates of performance are 
frequently omitted, the theatre is often not identified, the spelling of names of foreign artists (and of 
American dancers who Russianized their names) can be exasperatingly confusing. Announcements of 
dance productions are advertised in superlatives, and the content descriptions of ballets are intriguing. 
Since the programs were prepared in the same format for one or more seasons, the researcher is occasion- 
ally unable to ascertain the exact number of the corps de ballet on tour. 

Dancers, choreographers, and friends of the dance are encouraged to contribute in the enlarging of 
this collection. We hope, in particular, that UCLA will ultimately obtain copies of all extant California 
souvenir dance programs so that the history of dance in this state can eventually be written. As Mr. 
Pischl has said in a recent letter, "There is no other collection in the world half so complete as this one 
on American souvenirs. Many, I believe, are the only ones available. However, the ones yet to be dis- 
covered are the ones that intrigue me." 

Juana de Laban 
Department of Dance 



May-June, 1965 57 



Exhibit of Gertrude Stein Materials 

"Gertrude Stein," an exhibit of books, pictures, and related items being shown in the Research 
Library through June 1, includes also the musical scores and record jackets of Virgil Thomson's two 
operas to Gertrude Stein librettos, Four Saints in Three Acts, and The Mother of Us All, both of which 
were performed on campus this Spring. Other items of particular interest are a manuscript of the first 
poem in Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded, and a rare 1926 pamphlet, Descrip- 
tions of Literature. All items in the exhibit are from the private collection of Robert Haas, Head of 
the Department of Arts and Humanities, University Extension, with the exception of a copy of Gertrude 
Stein's first novel, Things As They Are (written in 1903, but not published until 1950), which is from 
the Department of Special Collections. 



Dante Exhibit 

"Dante Alighieri," an exhibit commemorating the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth, is being dis- 
played in the University Research Library until the end of June. Photographs of Dante portraits, manu- 
scripts, and places associated with him were loaned by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of New York. 
Professors Carlo Speroni and Franco Fido, of the Department of Italian, made the selection of books 
from the Library, with emphasis on significant editions and translations of Dante, and a representative 
group of his illustrators, including Botticelli, Dore, and William Blake. 

Mr. Nwoye's Visit Is Completed 

Samuel C. Nwoye, Librarian of the University of Nigeria, in Nsukka, Eastern Nigeria, completed 
his four-week stay at UCLA on May 7, and left then for San Francisco and Davis, then for Denver and 
other points on his itinerary that would take him ultimately to Cornell for his second four-week visit at 
a university library. Mr. Vosper expressed the opinion formed by many of our staff who became ac- 
quainted with Mr. Nwoye in saying that the future of librarianship, and even of higher education, will 
be bright in Nigeria with people like Sam Nwoye to forward it. 

Since Mr. Vosper had to be away when Mr. Nwoye left, he wrote that "It was immediately clear 
within minutes after your arrival that you have a broad as well as incisive understanding of library 
problems, thoughtful administrative understanding in general, and a human warmth and dignity that are 
at once endearing and strengthening." 



Our article on recent Eric Gill acquisitions in the March issue, in which we described, and illus- 
trated with a photograph, Gill's Caryatid statue, "created from a Wellingtonia pine," elicited two letters 
to the editor. The first, an almost articulate message from the L'CLA Librarian's quondam "City" 
correspondent, Richard H. Dillon, of greater Mill Valley, read in part: 

Your Gill article was most interesting. But is not the Wellington "pine" 
of which Caryatid is carved actually our Northern California redwood, or sequoia 
sempervirens? Or is the Wellingtonia of the British (the redwood) different 
from the Welsh Wellington pine? You could always turn this problem over to your 
leading Welsh gardener, &c, around UCLA, Llary Powell. 

Another loyal reader. Professor Mildred Mathias of the Department of Botany, has also written with 
some authority on the same matter, and the following excerpt would seem to answer Mr. Dillon 's queries: 

I am sure that the tree growing at his studio was not a pine but the giant 
Sierran Sequoia. The tree was described in England as Wellingtonia gigantea and 
is still frequently called by this name in English horticulture. 



58 UCLA Librarian 



Blanck on Booby-Trapped Title Pages 

Some of the frustrations of bibliography, and some of its intriguing challenges as well, were des- 
cribed by Jacob Blanck in his lecture on "The Title Page as Bibliographical Evidence," on April 21 
on campus. Included in his address were short stories of detective work in running down the anomalies. 
false leads, dubious claims, and ethically ambiguous publishers' practices that lurk behind the seemingly 
innocuous words on title pages. Mr. Black, who is the compiler of The Bibliography of American Liter- 
ature, was a Regents' Lecturer and spoke under the sponsorship of the School of Library Service. 

Events at the Clark Library 

Printing finally had its day in the Clark Library Seminars, a series which, since 1952, has included 
topics in literature, music, history, and science. In presenting Ward Ritchie as the Seminar leader. 
Director Powell recalled Founder Clark's passion for printing, exemplified by his lavish patronage of 
John Henry Nash and his rich collections of Doves and Kelmscott press books. Mr. Powell also called 
attention to the Clark's collection of works by contemporary California printers. 

In a witty and graceful introduction, Mr. Ritchie presented Carey S. Bliss, Curator of Rare Books in 
the Henry E. Huntinton Library, whose superb paper was on seventeenth-century English printing with 
special reference to Joseph Moxon, author of the first English handbook on printing. The afternoon paper 
was by David Esplin, UCLA's Anglo-American Bibliographer, who spoke on Richard Chiswell, English 
publisher of the same period as Moxon. Mr. Esplin's paper was highlighted by his discovery in London 
of what he believes to be the first publisher-author contract. 

***** 

Another recent Clark Library event was the return of the University Affiliates for their third con- 
secutive year, this time to hear Professor Walter Starkie speak on Oscar Wilde and the Clark's great 
collection of Wilde and Wildeana. A special guest at this meeting was Robert D. Farquhar. architect 
of the Clark Library, now in his 94th year, who flew down from Berkeley on his first visit in ten years. 
In acknowledging the Director's introduction, the livelv and debonair Beaux .Arts designer recalled the 
princely nature of Clark's commission which authorized him to design a beautiful and useful building 
without regard to cost, a commission he declared as being unique in his long career. 

***** 

A large group of the Friends of the UCLA Library and guests from the Department of Music attend- 
ed the Spring Meeting of the Friends on Sunday afternoon. May 2, at the Clark Library. May wine and 
light refreshments were served on the patio following a fine program and exhibit on ^\uslc of the Americas. 
arranged by Frederick Freedman, the Music Librarian. 



Meeting of the Neurological Information Centers 

Representatives of the Neurological Information Centers supported bv the National Institute of 
Neurological Diseases and Blindness met at the Santa Ynez Inn in Pacific Palisades on April 22 and 
23. Scientists and librarians from the information centers on Parkinsonism, at Columbia University, 
on Human Communication, at Johns Hopkins University, and on Basic Neurological Sciences, at UCLA, 
evaluated the progress of the individual centers and coordinated plans for the future with representatives 
from the National Library of Medicine, Harvard University, the Neurosciences Research Program, the 
Mayo Clinic, IBM, and members of the Advisory Committee of UCLA's Brain Information Service. The 
discussion identified some problems in coordinating activities among centers to provide maximum serv- 
ice with minimum duplication, and also raised general problems, such as attracting adequate personnel 
and providing the abstracts and translations which scientists would like. Several groups of the partici- 
pants visited the Research Library, the Biomedical Library, and the Brain Research Institute, and the 
meeting closed at a party at the home of Louise Darling. 



May-June, 1965 59 

Winners of Book Collection Contest Are Announced 

"The French Generals Write," a collection assembled by graduate student Alexander White, has won 
the first prize in this year's Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest. His collection of 
published diaries, letters, memoirs, and works on military theory and politics reflects the vicissitudes 
experienced by the French military since the turn of the century. 

The judges, Saul Cohen, Herbert Morris, and Art Seidenbaum, announced the awards at a luncheon 
on April 30 at the Faculty Center. Mr. Cohen presented Mr. White's prize-winning collection, and Profes- 
sor Morris awarded the second prize to Jeanne Tupper for her collection of books on Jane Austen, includ- 
ing works of bibliography, criticism, biography, and fiction. Mr. Seidenbaum awarded the third prize to 
Pamela Immel for her collection of "William Blake: Painter-Poet," including books illustrated or written 
by Blake, with a fascinating variety of commentaries on the man and artist. A valuable feature of this 
year's announcement of the results of the competition was Mr. Seidenbaum's thoughtful commentary on the 
strengths and weaknesses of the non-winning collections. 

Cambridge University Printer Speaks to Chappel 

Brooke Crutchley, University Printer of Cambridge University, lectured to the UCLA Bibliographical 
Chappel, on May 12, on "Printing Design in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century," in the series on 
Taste in Typography, sponsored by this Library School group. For the occasion, Mr. Crutchley had printed 
a broadside showing a dozen "Specimens of Type Made Since 1950," which he presented as a keepsake for 
those present. 

Back Issues of Periodicals for the College Library 

The College Library is attempting to complete its back runs of more than 550 periodical titles to 
which it now subscribes, and therefore makes this general appeal to faculty and staff members for sig- 
nificant runs, several months or more, of periodicals in nearly all fields. The intention is to fill in hold- 
ings back to 1945. Faculty members in several departments have been asked for periodicals in their respective 
fields, and the response has been most gratifying, but there still remain large gaps in the collection. Par- 
ticularly needed are general periodicals, such as Commonweal and The Xew York Times Magazine, which 
have not heretofore been specifically requested. Those having periodical runs of possible interest are 
asked to inform Miss Norah Jones, the College Librarian. 

Census of Latin American Periodicals 

William R. Woods, the Library's Latin American Bibliographer, recently completed a survey of Latin 
American serials in major Los Angeles libraries as a project for a library science seminar at the Uni- 
versity of Southern California. (The unpublished typescript is entitled A Program for Cooperative Latin 
American Serials Acquisitions in Major Southern California Libraries. ) Based on 668 titles in Irene Zim- 
merman's A Guide to Current Latin American Periodicals: Humanities and Social Sciences (Gainesville: 
Kallman Publishing Co., 1961), the 135-page report and union list by Mr. Woods describes the holdings of 
UCLA, use, and the Los Angeles Public Library, and indicates the research strengths of each library by 
country and by subject. 

UCLA was found to have the largest collection, 408 of the titles listed by Zimmerman, with the 
strongest representation in anthropology, geography, history, language and literature, sociology and social 
sciences, bibliography, library periodicals, and statistics. The subject strength of the USC collection 
roughly parallels that of UCLA, although the holdings are not as extensive. Of particular note is USC's 
nucleus of a fine architecture collection. Although the LAPL has the smallest holdings of Latin American 
periodicals, it has some materials not available at the other two libraries — most notably in current files 
of more popular periodicals. The Business and Economics Department of the LAPL has a core of care- 
fully selected commercial publications which complement the other libraries' collections. 



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New Home for the Oriental Library 

The Oriental Library moved in May to a new location in the College Library Building, Room 32, at 
the northwest corner of the ground floor, with ready access by way of the west and south building 
entrances. Larger, brighter, and more attractive quarters provide more generous room for reading areas, 
faculty desks, staff working areas, and the growing book collection. 

Publications and Activities 

Dean Powell, in the "Speaking of Books" column in the New York Times Book Review of March 28, 
discussed Letters on Poetry from WB. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley. which has just been issued in a 
paperback edition. In the May 9 issue he writes on "Letters from the Famous and the Faceless," des- 
cribing the origins of the Henry Miller Collection at UCLA. 

The Clark Library, and the Hunt Botanical Library, of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, have 
just published History^ of Botany, two papers presented at a symposium held at the Clark Library in 
December 1963. The papers are "Herbals: Their History and Significance," together with an extensive 
bibliography of "References to the Literature on Herbals," by George H.M. Lawrence, Director of the 
Hunt Botanical Library, and "A Plant Pathogen Views History," by Kenneth F. Baker, Professor of Plant 
Pathology at the Berkeley campus of the University. Copies of the booklet are available from the Clark 
Library. 

Norman Dudley's notes on "Recent Californiana" acquisitions of California libraries have been 
published in the March issue of the Southern California Quarterly. That issue also has Lawrence Clark 
Powell's review of the Ward Ritchie Press edition of Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, edited by John 
Haskell Kemble, and Elizabeth Dixon's "Southern California Melange," brief notes on nine new publica- 
tions. 

Robert Vosper, the first university librarian to be so honored, has been appointed to a two-year term 
of service on the advisory board of the Chemical Abstracts Service of the American Chemical Society. 
The eighteen members of the year-old board include representatives from various fields of science and 
technology, including the management of information systems. 

Inkeri Rank was interviewed on March 30 by the Finnish National Radio on Finnish language, lit- 
erature, and folklore studies at UCLA and on Finnish collections in the Library. 

Alex Baer spoke on "An Introduction to Russian Bibliography" on April 20 at the tenth seminar for 
graduate students in Russian area studies conducted by the Russian and East European Studies Center. 

Daisy Pasternak lectured on the significance and themes of Hungarian literature at a meeting of the 
Association of Hungarian University Students at the Biltmore Hotel on April 10. 

Donnarae MacCann spoke on "Imaginative Literature in the Defense of Children," and Robert Hayes 
spoke on "The Computer and the Individual," at a special library conference on "The Computer, the Child, 
& Literature," on May 15 at UCLA. Professor Hayes coordinated the program, which was presented by 
University Extension, the School of Library Service, and the Institute of Library Research. 

James Cox has written on the Library's circulation policies in "A Lending Research Library," 
published in the May 15 issue of the Library Journal. 

Everett Moore participated in the University Colloquium on "Secular Religion in America," April 23- 
25, at Camp de Benneville Pines. 



UCLA Librarian is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Norman Dudley, Everett Moore, Mary 
Nelson, Roberta Nixon, Nancy Noyes, Lawrence Clark Powell, Jean Tuckerman, Evert Volkersz, William 
Woods. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 18, Number 7 



July, 1965 





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William Kurth, Head, Library Acquisitions Department; Marge Crawford, 
Sacretary, Sister Cities; William Woods, Latin American Bibliographer; 
William Caldwell, School of Journalism. USC; Bradford Burns, Depart- 
ment of History, UCLA; Kenneth Parker, Library Committee, Sister Cities. 



Books from Our Sister City, Salvador 



The Library has received a gift of books from the people of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, through arrange- 
ments made by Los Angeles-Salvador Sister Cities, a non-profit organization founded by the Los Angeles 
Advertising Women. A recently received shipment of some eight hundred volumes is to be shared by 
UCLA, the University of Southern California, and the Los Angeles Public Library. 

The collection includes a sampling of a variety of publications produced in Brazil, particularly in 
the humanities and social sciences, and represents the output of private publishers as well as of such 
important organizations as the Instituto Geographico e Historico da Bahia, the Instituto Brasileiro de 
Geografia e Estatistica, and the Casa de Rui Barbosa. Of particular interest to scholars in education 
are a wide range of juvenile literature (including works by Monteiro Lobato) and elementary and second- 
ary textbooks. Also noteworthy are regional studies, including such works as Weldon Americano da Cos- 
ta, Cidade do Salvador; terra do meu coracao (Bahia, Beneditina, 1953), Nelson Gallo, Bahia de todas as 
docuras (Salvador: Progresso, 1959), Dorival Caymmi, Cancioneiro da Bahia (Sao Paulo: Martins, n.d.), 
and Milton Santos, centra da cidade do Salvador; estudo de geografia urhana (Salvador: Progresso, 
n.d.). 

The Sister Cities organization has supplied the Library with attractive bookplates which read, "This 
book is a gift from the people of Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, to the people of their sister city —Los Angeles." 
As an expression of thanks, the Library staff at UCLA is preparing a shipment of books for the people of 
Salvador. 

W.W. 



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Library Exhibits 

"Fifty Years of Dance: Souvenir Programs from the Pischl T^ollection " the principal exhibit in the 
Research Library until July 12 is a display of examples from the collection of illustrated theatrical dance 
programs recently acquired by the Library, as described in our May-June issue. Robert Eckert supervised 
the selection and arrangement of the exhibit and loaned a number of ephemeral items to supplement the 
materials from the Pischl collection. 

"Many Stange Birds Are on the Air Abroad" is an exhibit of drawings and illustrated books on birds 
which is being shown in the Department of Special Collections, in the College Library Building, until 
July 12. On that date the exhibit of the Department's materials will move to the Research Library, where 
it will be displayed for several more weeks. The exhibit was prepared by Brooke Whiting and the dis- 
play signs were made by Marian Engelke. 

An exhibit of the w'orks of Paul Jordan-Smith will open in the Research Library on July 2, in honor 
of the author's eightieth birthday this year. Books, manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera, from the 
Department of Special Collections, including galley proofs of his 1941 edition of I'hc .hiuluniy oj Mclwi- 
choly. illustrate his distinguished career as writer and bookman. Materials pertaining to his role as per- 
petrator of the "Pavel Jerdanowitch" hoax include an original painting by this unusual artist as well as 
photographs and plates, catalogues, letters, and magazines. 

A Letter to the University Librarian 

We are writing on behalf of the Department of Philosophy to express our great satisfaction at the 
recent acquisition of source materials for the study of Descartes and the early (~artesians. The im- 
portance of the acquisition is measurable mainly by the effect it has on the general ranking of our hold- 
ings in this field. This effect can be brought out most clearly by considering how close our holdings 
have approached to completeness and how they compare with similar holdings in leading institutions, 
such as the Bibliotheque Nationale and the British Museum. The information necessary for making a 
preliminary estimate in this matter has been ablv collected and presented bv .Marv Prall, one of our grad- 
uate students. From her notes the following general features begin to emerge. 

The scope of materials to be compared should, first of all, be limited to editions and printings of 
Descartes, together with translations into Latin, French, and English, that appeared until about 1700. 
Of these the Bibliotheque Nationale has roughly eighty-five, the British Museum forty-five, and UCLA 
sixty-five. Of the first editions during this period, UCLA has roughly three-quarters or about the same 
as the British Museum, whereas the Bibliotheque Nationale has all but the first English translations. 
The monumental critical edition of Descartes by Adam and Tannery made use of fourteen of the editions 
of this period, and of these UCLA has eleven. .\i all events, completeness or parit\- with the two great 
national libraries is well within sight, but from now on it can be approached onlv in short hops, a volume 
or two at a time. 

In view of this background, the Importance of the recent purchase from Howell of San Francisco is 
readily seen. For that purchase contained fourteen prime Descartes editions, including two that arc not 
in either the Bibliotheque Nationale or the British Museum, The purchase also included seven valuable 
works by outstanding Cartesians of the seventeenth century. We may sav in passing that UCLA's hold- 
ings of works by Descartes' main followers are also very strong, but this is another story and takes us 
into another part of the huge corpus of Cartesiana. If we enlarge our view so as to encompass the great 
movement of seventeenth-century rationalism in continental Europe, we get the strong impression that 
our combined resources in Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz would be hard to match elsewhere. 

Montgomery Furth 
R. M. Yost 

Dcparliiicn I of P hilosnphx 



July, 1965 



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Another Little Book 




Publisher's 
Announcement. 



The latest miniature book received for review -this one measuring 1 
by 1 3/8 inches -was published by Karen Dawson, last semester a student 
assistant in the University Library on the Santa Barbara campus and this 
summer a California Public Library Intern in the South Pasadena Public 
Library. Miss Dawson's book is Trois Fables de la Fontaine, with, ac- 
cording to the colophon, "Dessins de Guillaume de Chenais." The 23-page 
book was printed by W. M. Cheney and bound in limp vellum by Bela Blau. 
Copies are available at three dollars each from the publisher (141 Anita 
Drive, Pasadena 91105). 



A Twelfth-Century Glossary 

Some months ago the University acquired an inexpensive and promising-looking medieval manuscript, 
at that time unidentified and described simply as Interprelationes nommum Bibliae (Interpretations of 
Names in the Bible). The work was easily identified, through its incipit, "Aaz: apprehendens uel ap- 
prehensio...," as the alphabetical glossary or dictionary of seven thousand Hebrew names appearing in 
the Old and New Testaments which was compiled by Stephen Langton, Biblical scholar, Archbishop of 
Canterbury, and Regent of England, sometime between 1180 and 1206. 

Langton's glossary on the meaning of Hebrew names in the Scriptures has a complex history. Soon 
after Langton's death, the glossary's authorship became obscure, and in the thirteenth and fourteenth 
centuries his work was attributed to the Venerable Bede and to the ninth-century exegete Remigius of 
.Auxerre. Langton's work was printed in Bede's Opera, in 1678, and in the nineteenth century it was 
declared by the editors of Htstoire Litteraire to be the work of Remigius, who continued to be considered 
its author until the glossary was proved to be the work of Langton by Father Paul in .Martin in 1890. 

The tradition of collecting Hebrew — and for that matter Greek — words from the Scriptures is an old 
one dating from the compilations of Philon and Eusebius and in particular from Jerome's De mterpreta- 
tione nommum Hebraicarum. which formed the basis for the majority of twelfth-century Hebrew glosses. 
These early works were of limited use because they were far from comprehensive and because the words 
which they included were arranged alphabetically according to the books of the Old and New Testament 
in which they appeared. Thus the user could not look up any Hebrew scriptural reference without know- 
ing the book of the Bible in which it had appeared. 

The end of the twelfth century witnessed an intensification of Biblical study at the schools in Paris, 
which was to result in a host of commentaries and a revised text of the Vulgate produced by the Domini- 
cans of St. Jacques and the University by 1220-1230. This intensification was also manifested in the 
enlargement of the patristic glossaries of Hebrew names with words and definitions found in the writings 
of the Fathers and the Carolingian scholars, in particular Isidore, Bede, and Rabanus Maurus. In this 
milieu Stephen Langton studied and became a master in theology around 1180. 



During the years before 1206, when he left Paris. Langton wrote his major commentaries on the Bible 
and carried out his major work on the next of the Bible itself. This work consisted of dividing the text 
into chapters on the basis of equal length and unity of content, and formalizing the order of the books 
themselves. His emendations of the text appear in the Correctorium, or apparatus to the Scriptures, pro- 
duced by the Dominicans at St. Jacques in the thirteenth century, and several of these emendations pertain 



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to Hebrew words. It was from his sound basis in textual and interpretative criticism that Langton com- 
piled -probably for the new text of the Bible -a new glossary of Hebrew words appearing in the Scrip- 
tures. He could not read Hebrew himself but compiled his glossary from the interpretations of Hebrew 
words which he found in the exegetical writings of the Fathers, supplementing this with his own knowledge 
of the meaning of the text. For each word he supplied one or more alternative meanings, such as. for 
example, "Moyses: aquaticus uel assumptus de aqua." He then placed the names in alphabetical order, 
alphabetizing, with relatively few errors, through the whole word. 

The resulting glossary was far more applicable to the needs of thirteenth-century scholars since the 
seven thousand words it contained constituted a sizable increase over previous lists, and since the alpha- 
betical arrangement in one sequence from Aciz to V.uanii facilitated the locations of individual words. 
The new glossary became part of the Parisian Bible and is found in numerous thirteenth-century manu- 
scripts of the Bible, placed at the end of the Old or the New Testament. Thus, because of its convenient 
appearance as an accompaniment to the Scriptures, the glossary became the main source for the meaning 
and interpretation of Hebrew words in the Bible for countless thirteenth- and fourteenth-century writers of 
commentaries and sermons. To scholars today, Langton's glossary is an early sign of two changes which 
were to characterize later thirteenth-century scholarship: the concern with Hebrew as the key to Biblical 
criticism, and the application of complete alphabetization to the construction of new research tools such 
as concordances, dictionaries, or subject indices to Aristotle and Aquinas. 

The manuscript of the glossary now in the Library was probably written in France during the first half 
of the fourteenth century. It was part of a Bible and appeared at the end of the Old Testament; this is 
evident since it concludes with a fragment of a prologue to the Gospel of -St. .Matthew. The page size, 
6 1/4 inches by 4 1 '4 inches, suggests that the book was probably one of the small personal Bibles which 
became so popular in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, often the work of the mendicant preachers or 
of professional shops. The text of the glossary occupies seventy folios and is written in a neat gothic 
minuscule in two columns with initials in alternate red and green. The tendrils of several initials termin- 
ate in grotesque heads, particularly toward the end of the manuscript where the scribe no doubt tired of 
his task. Numerous interlinear corrections appear in his hand. The binding while it has been rebacked 
still retains its original boards covered with blind-stamped brown calf, and its brass hinges remain on the 
fore-edge. It is pleasant to note that the manuscript was formerly owned by the great bibliographer of Res- 
toration drama, W. W. Greg. An earlier owner has left his armorial bookplate, with the motto, "Ein Doe and 
Spair Not. " 

While many manuscripts of the glossary exist as a result of its inclusion in the Parisian Bible and 
its importance to Biblical criticism, the text has been neither edited nor studied in detail. It thus enriches 
our materials for the study of medieval history and complements our Hebraica-Judaica collections. This 
small purchase indicates again that medieval manuscripts can still be discovered at reasonable prices 
and that thev form a valuable part of a research library's collections. 

R. H. Rouse 

Dvpiirliiivut lij Uislnry 

Potboiler Stoking 

"If I had more time I'd read more poetry, but work encroaches like a weed over the whole of my life. 
I don't see why it should have happened but it has turned out that way. It's all the time absorbing crea- 
tive energy that might have gone into poetry. I'm inclined to think the universities attract educated people 
who aren't much good at anything else — it was the same with the Church of England in the eighteenth 
century and with the Civil Service in the nineteenth. They're not ideal places for a poet to be, but was it 
Graves who said that it's all right if he's just content to stoke boilers all day? I equate librarianship with 
stoking boilers." (Philip Larkin, winner of the Queen's Medal for Poetry and Librarian of Hull University, 
quoted in The Guardian. May 20, 1965.) 



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'Monumenta Serica' Makes First Local Appearance 

The first issue of ^htnuiiiciita Scnca. Journal (if OncnUil Studies to be produced at L'CLA has now 
appeared. With it has come a notice that its editorial office has been transferred from Nagoya, Japan, 
to the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles. Members of the Department of Oriental 
Languages who are listed among the editors are Fr. Heinrich Busch, S.V.D., the Editor; Professor 
Richard Rudoph: Fr. Gerhard Schreiber, O.F.M.; and Professor Chi-Chen Wang. 

As Professor Rudoph reported in our February issue, the removal of the .Monumenta Serica Research 
Institute to UCLA has brought to the Library a rich and important collection of Chinese and Japanese 
books and periodicals which is available to faculty and qualified students of the University. The 80,000 
volumes in this collection are housed in special quarters adjacent to the Oriental Library in the College 
Library Building. 

Public Library Executives Meet at the Clark Library 

The Public Library Executives Association of Southern California met at the Clark Library on May 
25 for a session devoted to rare books. Glen Dawson, of Dawson's Book Shop, spoke to them on "What 
the Public Librarian Should Know about Rare Books," recommending that public libraries establish rare 
book rooms or departments of special collections to preserve their sometimes unrecognized treasures and 
to attract more such rarities. William Conway then described the Clark Library collections, and an in- 
formal tour of the building concluded the meeting. 

Two Important Collections on Microfilm 

Two recent acquisitions — of widely differing character — in the form of positive microfilm are note- 
worthy additions to the Library's research collections. 

The first is a set of 155 reels of film, made from the microfilm collection of the Hoover Institution 
on War, Revolution, and Peace, at Stanford University, reproducing the German Nazi Party (NSDAP^ 
archive from the originals in the U.S. Document Center in Berlin. The microfilming got under way at the 
end of 1958 and was completed before the documents were turned over to the Bundesarchiv m Koblenz 
the current depository. 

The NSDAP Hauptarchiv was originally established in 1934 to preserve for posterity the records of 
the Party's own history and organization, as well as to document the activities of its political opponents. 
The archive contains Hitler's personal memorabilia, the papers of the "old guard " who were the Party's 
anti-Semitic and nationalistic antecedents, and extensive files of the police and judicial agencies, among 
many other materials. It also includes the ('.dllccliou Hnntnlcr. comprising papers on Himmler's private 
life from 1919 and on his official life during the years 1935 to 1945. and the Cullccltny) Sln-ichcr. which is 
similar in contents to the Himmler papers. The Library also has the detailed index to this archive which 
was compiled by Grete Heinz and Agnes F. Peterson and published in 1964 by the Hoover Institution with 
the title. \SD:\P Hauplurchn : Guide Id ihv lloui cr hisli liiliori Micnj/i/iii Col Icctnm 

The second acquisition on microfilm is a set of 290 reels, acquired from the British Museum, of the 
full run of the evening newspaper and review, the Pall Wall Gcizcllc. during its fifty-eight years of exist- 
ence, from February 7, 1865, to October 27, 1923. The only other American set of the complete run of 
films of the Pal! Mull Ca:ette. as recorded in the 1963 edition of \cu spnpcrs on Wicro/ihn. is that of the 
New York Public Library. 

The Pall Mall Gazelle was founded by George Smith, the famous publisher of the Diclioiiar\ oi \a- 
lional Biography, and Frederick Greenwood was its first editor. The Gazette was named after the ficti- 
tious journal described by \^'illiam Makepeace Thackeray, in his Pcndcnnis. as a paper "written by gen- 
tlemen for gentlemen." It was new in plan and appearance, and distinctive in spirit and quality. .Among 
its early contributors were Sir Henry .Maine, Anthony TroUope, and Sir Fitzjames Stephen, and it made 



66 UCLA Libr 



an instant appeal to a wide and influential circle of readers. It sought to be a daily review of politics, 
science, art, and literature, rather than just a newspaper. From the outset the Pall Mall Gazette occupied 
a position unique among newspapers of that era; it wielded a powerful influence, and more than once made 
history — it was, for example, at Greenwood's suggestion that Great Britain purchased from the Khedive 
the famous Suez Canal shares. 

Greenwood, who called himself an Independent Conservative, retained the editorship of the Pall 
Mall Gazette until May 1880. He resigned when George Smith transferred the ownership of the paper 
as a wedding gift to his son-in-law, Mr. Yates Thompson: within a fortnight Greenwood started the com- 
pletely Conservative St. James's Gazette. Under the regime of John Morley, his successor as editor, 
the literary tone of the Pall Mall Gazette remained unchanged, but it became more radical in political 
coloration. The dynamic W. T. Stead, Motley's assistant, became chief editor after Morley's resigna- 
tion in 1883; it was Stead who invented the modern interview. After his resignation in 1889, his assist- 
ant editor, E. T. Cook, was called to the vacant chair, and Cook resigned in 1892 when Yates Thompson 
sold the paper to William Waldorf Astor. Under the new editor, Henry Cust, who gathered round him the 
most brilliant young writers of his day. the paper became frankly Conservative. Cust was followed by 
Sir Douglas Straight, Frederick Higginbottom, and J. L. Garvin. When Garvin became editor in 1912, the 
Gazette again enlisted the services of the leading writers of the time, and when Garvin resigned in 1915 
to devote his time to the Observer. D. M. Sutherland became editor, a position he held until the demise 
of the Pall Mall Gazette. 

Whether edited by Greenwood, Morley, Stead, Cook, Cust, or Garvin, the Gazette had great influ- 
ence on the political, social, artistic, and literary life of England. In referring to the Pall Mall Gazette, 
the Daily Telegraph in a leading article said, "It has set a standard of ability, brilliancy, and sound 
professional technique which has deeply influenced the development of the modern newspaper: and on 
the day of its passing some tribute of remembrance and respect is due from the London public to a famous 
tradition and an old friend of their youth." ^ 

M. G. 

Meeting of the Senate Library Committee 

On May 21 the Senate Library Committee held its annual budget session, with the members for both 
1964/65 and 1965/66 in attendance. A basic book budget of 1950,000 (plus gift and endowment funds), 
involving a $45,000 increase over last year, was reviewed for use during 1965/66. In view of the in- 
creasing use of library specialists for book selection, the funds are increasingly being held in large fluid 
accounts rather than a multiplicity of small, discrete departmental allotments. 

The Committee also received an encouraging progress report from its special subcommittee on book- 
binding indicating that the arrearage has been liquidated and that the University Bindery is aiming at a 
three-week period for processing regular shipments. 

The 1965/66 membership of the Library Committee consists of R. N. Burr (chairman). History; D. E. 
Atkinson, Chemistry; C. F. Bennett, Geography; W. £• Bull, Spanish; P. A. Jorgensen, English; M. A. 
Melkanoff, Engineering; Mildred Mathias, Botany; John Seward, Psychology; K. A. York, Law; and R. Vosper 
(ex officio). University Librarian. 

Acknowledgment 

Marin V. Pundeff, of San Fernando Valley State College, has expressed, in the Preface to his Bul- 
garia: A Bibliographic Guide (Washington: Library of Congress, Slavic and Central European Divi- 
sion, Reference Department, 1965), his gratitude "to Robert Vosper, Librarian of the University of Cal- 
ifornia at Los Angeles, and his staff for accommodating me on numerous occasions." The Library's hold- 
ings of Bulgarian reference works are indicated with respectable frequency in Professor Pundeff's bibliog- 
raphic listing of publications discussed. 



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Publications and Activities 

David Bishop, Arnold Milner, and Fred Roper are the authors of an article. "Publication Patterns of 
Scientific Serials," in American Docutncntatinn. for April. The article is based on their work on the auto- 
mating of serials records at the Biomedical Library. 

Thomas Parker, who joins the Reference Department staff this month, has written a description of 
"The Burbank Western History Collection," at the Burbank Public Library, for the April issue of the 
California Librarian. 

Frances Clarke Sayers presented the keynote address, "If the Trumpet Be Not Sounded," at the 
California Library Association convention last November. The speech has now been published in the 
April issue of the Wilson Library Bulletin. 

The following Library School faculty and Library staff members are listed as serving on California 
Library Association committees for 1965: Page Ackerman. International Exchange Committee and Per- 
sonnel Administration Committee; Elizabeth Baughman. Publications Committee chairman; Fay Blake, 
Intellectual Freedom Committee; Barbara Boyd. Professional Education Committee chairman; William 
Conway. Publications Committee; Elisabeth Dixon. California Library History Committee; Elizabeth 
Eisenbach. Recruitment Committee; Charlotte Georgi. Public Relations Committee; Frances Holhrook. 
Professional Education Committee; Maurice LaPierre Regional Resources Committee; Kathleen Loeuy. 
Professional Education Committee; Paul Miles, Library Buildings Committee; Everett Moore, Resolutions 
Committee; Roberta Nixon. Publications Committee; Liinrence Clark Pouell. Professional Education 
Committee; Mary Ryan. Documents Committee; and Richard Zumwinkle, Editorial Committee. 

Robert Hayes has written, for the May issue of l^ihrary Technology Reports, an article on 'The 
Concept of an On-Line, Total Library Svstem." 

Donnarae MacCann has prepared the third edition of her Distinguished Books for Children. A 
Selective List, which will be published by the University Elementary School Library this month. Copies 
will be available on request at the UES Library and at the Reference Desk of the Research Library. 

Johanna Tallman was installed as President of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libra- 
ries Association at a meeting at the City of Commerce Public Library on .May 21. 

James Mink read his paper on "The Archival and Records .Management Program of the University of 
California" at a Symposium on Archival Collections and .-Wministration, held on May 18 at the University 
of Southern California. 

Louis Piacenza conducted a survey of the Law Library at the University of San Diego on May 3 
and 4, to assist the Association of American Law Schools in determining the accreditation of the law 
school there. Mr. Piacenza, who is President of the American Association of Law Libraries, presided 
at the Association's annual meeting in New York on June 28 to July 1, 

Everett Moore addressed the West San Fernando Valley Chapter of the American Civil Liberties 
Union on June 8, on current censorship problems. 

Robert Vosper will present his inaugural address, "Libraries and the Inquiring Mind." on the occa- 
sion of his installation as President ot the .'\meric.in Library Association on July 9 at the second general 
session of the annual conference in Detroit. Lawrence Clark Powell will be the convention keynote 
speaker at the first general session on July 4. .Also participating in the ALA program are Page Ackerman, 
speaking on "California: Its Problems and Solutions," at a meeting on July T" of the Office for Recuitment 



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Advisory Committee; Andrew Horn and Wilbur Smith, both in a session on "The Making of a Rare Book 
Librarian," on July 1 at the Rare Books Institute sponsored by the Association of College and Research 
Libraries; Paul Miles, who will speak on the planning of technical processing areas for the UCLA Library, 
at the Library Buildings Institute on July 2; and Everett Moore, who will participate in the Junior Members 
Round Table's orientation for new members of ALA. 

Everett Moore recently addressed the 20-30 Club of West Los Angeles on "Free Speech: Risk or 
Insurance?'" 

Helen Carey was elected President, for the 1965/66 term, of the Southern California Association of 
Law Libraries at the organization's annual dinner meeting on June 4. 



Esther Euler Retires This Month 

The story of Esther Euler at UCLA begins in 1928. In the spring of that year, Sydney B. Mitchell, 
Director of the School of Librarianship at Berkeley, wrote to University Librarian John E. Goodwin at 
UCLA that "Miss Esther Stocking, a graduate of Pomona College, is one of the best girls in the class, 
and while Miss Sisler says she would do excellent work as a cataloger, has some assets which parti- 
cularly fit her for work with the public... Both Miss Martin, now in charge of the Reference Department, 
and Mr. Richards, Chief of Circulation [of the University Library at Berkeley —the latter now the retired 
City Librarian of Seattle] were very anxious to get her for vacancies in their departments, but she wants 
to return South, and so you get her... My guess is that ultimately she will find her way into your Reference 
Department." 

Esther Stocking started to work in the Circulation Department at UCLA in July of that year. A year 
later Mr. Mitchell's acumen in judging people was borne out when she was asked to work in the Refer- 
ence Department. There she remained until her resignation in 1938, having, in the meantime, become 
Mrs. William H. Euler. She broke her housewifely existence for four months in 1942, when she substi- 
tuted in the Order Department, and in 1946 she again substituted — this time in Reference. (In the middle 
of World War II she worked for a year with Douglas Aircraft.) 

Then, in 1947, when once more a substitute was needed, she returned to the Reference Department 
for several months. This time she was not let off so easily, and she stayed on — until this month, in 
fact, of this year of 1965. On July 31, she will retire from the University, after some 29 years of remark- 
able service to the UCLA Library. 

Esther Euler's special assignment in the Reference Department for sixteen years now has been as 
librarian in charge of our Interlibrary Loan service. The story of this service during such a dynamic 
period has been the story of UCLA itself. One pair of figures will suggest the growth of the volume of 
loans in this period. In 1947/48, 912 volumes were lent to other libraries. By 1963/64 the total was well 
above the ten thousand mark, with a large proportion of the loans going to the smaller UC campuses; and 
several thousand Xerox prints were supplied to other campuses in lieu of sending original copies of pe- 
riodicals. In short, Mrs. Euler has directed with great skill the orderly growth of this important service 
to other libraries —particularly to the newer campuses of the University — and has succeeded in establish- 
ing an efficient system which has helped us greatly in maintaining cordial relations with other libraries. 

Even more notable, though not so spectacular as the foregoing, has been Mrs. Euler's gift for 
thorough, systematic assistance to individuals, both as a general reference librarian and as an expert 
in the often complicated process of locating and borrowing books from other libraries for use in research. 
She has earned numerous acknowledgments of extraordinary help, in published book, in informal note, 
and in passing comment. Professors, writers, and students have gone on record, sometimes to the point 



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of embarrassment, for her, as being greatly in her debt for her assistance. The more appreciative and 
perceptive ones have expressed special pleasure over Mrs. Euler's quiet way of going about her respon- 
sibilities, and her thoroughgoing ways of solving the difficult problems that scholars have encountered 
in searching for the books they needed to use. 

We can take pride in the fact that Esther Euler has brought to this vital library function the 
standards of excellent service and cordial assistance for which it is widely known. Our own thanks go 
to her for her notable service to the Library and the University. 

E.T.M. 



A Farewell to Frances Clarke Sayers 

More than three hundred friends of Frances Clarke Sayers gathered from near and far at Rieber Hall 
on Saturday, June 12, for a symposium on children's literature, followed by a luncheon, a story by 
Laramee Haynes, and a last word by Mrs. Sayers. The program ended with an introduction of her suc- 
cessor, Jerome Cushman, who came especially from New Orleans for the occasion. 

Arriving guest were greeted by hostesses Marjeanne Blinn, Donnarae MacCann, Elizabeth Eisen- 
bach, and Florence Williams, then warmed on the gray morning by coffee, and finally treated to four 
brilliant papers by Augusta Baker (New York Public Library), Mae Durham (School of Librarianship, 
University of California, Berkeley), Rosemary Livsey (Los Angeles Public Library), and Ruth Hill 
Viguers (Editor, The Horn Book). Dean Powell presided over the symposium and Page Ackerman over 
the luncheon. Betty Rosenberg was responsible for the profusion of flowers and corsages. Blanche and 
Robert Campbell operated a branch of their bookstore and sold 150 copies of Mrs. Sayers' newly pub- 
lished Summoned by Books, autographed by Mrs. Sayers, the compiler Mrs. Blinn, and the foreworder 
Dean Powell. A keepsake was distributed of Walter de la Mare's "Envoi," printed by Andrew Horn and 
Saul Marks. 

In writing to Dean Powell after the day was over, Mrs. Sayers said, "It was so gaily elegant. What 
pleased me most was the high professional accomplishment of those four speakers— a great tribute to 
my profession, and to the school which stood behind me. I cannot tell vou how it moved and touched 
me — a tribute beyond the person, involving all I hoped to be in my work." 

Dean Powell plans to publish the four papers. 



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A Collection on Contemporary French History 

(The Library is indebted to Professor Teber for his valued assistance in the acquisition of the collec- 
tion which he describes here, and to Professor Paul Proehl, Director of the University's Bordeaux Center, 
for his handling of the final negotiations in France.) 

The Library has acquired for the Department of Special Collections the archives of Roger Mennevee, 
editor and publisher over the past fifty years of a private newsletter, Les Documents Politiques, Diploma- 
tiques et Financiers, which is generally regarded as the best-informed and most thorough of its kind. The 
15,000-odd volumes and files of the collection which took up the greater part of Mennevee's Paris apart- 
ment (three large rooms, one long corridor, and two vast closets) consist largely of press-cuttings, made 
on a day-to-day basis from several sources: a broad and thorough selection of the French and foreign press; 
pamphlets, broadsheets, and occasional publications of a kind which are impossible to find today; and the 
daily and weekly bulletins of the Stock Exchange, financial companies, and official announcements. 

The files hold an exhaustive mine of information, precise and documented, on almost every aspect of 
French political, social, economic, "ideological." and, to a certain extent, artistic life since 1910 or so, 
and also of international affairs. All of this is seen through the eyes of an intelligent Frenchman "of the 
Left." 

.Mennevee was not above riding his hobby horses into certain unorthodox fields: occultism and astrol- 
ogy, secret societies, espionage, and particularly St. George's cavalry —the British Secret Service which 
the French have always held in undeservedly high regard. The bulk of the files, however, concerns politi- 
cal, economic, and diplomatic life between 1914 and 1940. Many of the documents are enlivened by copi- 
ous marginal comments, substantiated by solid references and cross-references. The amount of material 
is staggering, and would be impossible to duplicate at present. 

The acquisition of the Mennevee collection places our holdings in twentieth-century French materials 
on a par with the best in the country. Of more importance, perhaps, is that the kinds of material in this 
collection permit an infinite exploitation for graduate papers in such fields as history, economics, politi- 
cal science, international affairs, and industrial relations. The collection will also supply something we 
badly lack: the reading base which permits a doctoral candidate to spend at least part of his research 
time in his own university, not gallivanting all over the world in search of sources. The writer of a thesis 
in French history will always have to complete his documentation by working on materials available only 
in France, but henceforth the materials here will permit him to make a serious start right at UCLA. This 
has not, until now, been the case; it is beginning to be remedied, thanks to the Library's acquisitions over 
the past few years. The acquisition of this collection enables us to make a tremendous jump forward, 
raises our resources to a respectable level at one go. and turns the UCLA Library into one of the main 
American centers of research on contemporary France. 

Eugen Weber 
Department of History 



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'Fifty Books of the Year' Exhibit 

This month the Research Library is showing the American Institute of Graphic Arts exhibition, "The 
Fifty Books of the Year, 1964," a selection of books which best exemplify the finest in book design and 
manufacture. In 1965 more than 900 volumes were submitted for consideration, whereas in 1923, when the 
Fifty Books exhibitions began, there were only 83- There has been, therefore, a continuing and lively in- 
terest in the book arts during the years of the AIGA competitions. 

Included among the books selected from the West are The Diaries of Paul Klee, edited by Felix Klee 
and published by the University of California Press; Standing Up Country, by C. Gregory Crampton, pub- 
lished by the University of Utah Press; A Cheyenne Sketchbook, by E. Adamson Hoebel and Karen Daniels 
Peterson, and ]ohn James Audubon, by Alice Ford, both published by the University of Oklahoma Press; 
and Six Months in the Sandwich Islands, by Isabella L. Bird, published by the University of Hawaii Press. 

New Quarters for the Education and Psychology Library 

On August 9 the Education and Psychology Library opened for service in Room 390 of the College Li- 
brary Building, in remodeled quarters formerly occupied by the Graduate Reading Room. This expanded 
branch of the University Library is designed to serve the faculty and students of the Departments of Edu- 
cation, Psychology, and Physical Education. The Library is served by telephone extensions 7559 and 
7647, and the Librarian, Lorraine Mathies, by extension 7522. 

Publications and Activities 

Frances Clarke Sayers was awarded the SIOOO Joseph W. Lippincott Medal by the American Library 
Association at the Annual Conference in Detroit, for her distinguished professional service as librarian, 
library educator, and author. Page Ackerman accepted the award for Mrs. Sayers. 

Everett Moore has written "A Revolution in American University Libraries," published in the 1965 is- 
sue of Library Science, of the Mita Society of Library Science, Keio University, Tokyo. Several American 
librarians are among the contributors to this special issue honoring Takashi Hashimoto, Director of the i 

Japan Library School, on his seventieth birthday. j 

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Donnatae MacCann was one of the group discussion leaders at the pre-conference session on "The Art | 

of Illustration in Children's Books," sponsored by the Children's Services Division of the American Library | 

Association and held on July 2-4 at the Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. j 

Robert Vosper participated last month in the White House Conference on Education, and this month 
while on vacation in Europe will attend the Helsinki meeting of the International Federation of Library As- ^ 
sociations. Mr. Vosper recently accepted appointment to a three-year term of service on the Visiting Com- i 
mittee for the M.I.T. Libraries. Current Biography has an article on Mr. Vosper in the July issue. 

The Clark Library has just issued Milton and Clarendon: Two Papers on 17th Century Historiography, 
by French R. Fogle and H. R. Trevor-Roper, whose papers on, respectively, "Milton as Historian" and 
"Clarendon and the Practice of History" were first read at a Clark Library invitational seminar last Decem- 
ber. 

A revised edition of the UCLA Library Guide for Undergraduates has been published and is available 
at the Reference Desks of the Research Library and the College Library and at other campus libraries. 



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The Most Pressing Problem: Organizing Libraries for Today's Research Needs 

Many academic libraries are among those "ill-housed, ill-equipped, and poorly staffed libraries" whose 
condition was reported at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association at Detroit, July 4-10. 
Most of the nation's libraries, in fact, fall below even the minimum ALA standards, according to the re- 
cently completed "National Inventory of Library Needs." 

"American academic libraries have made some significant strides in improving resources and services," 
said Theodore Samore, College and University Library Specialist in the United States Office of Education's 
Library Services Branch. "These gains, however, are being nullified by such factors as sharp increases 
in enrollment and faculty, rising prices, and the rapid increase in the output of printed materials." 

The conditions in academic libraries are worsening, he said, as statistics show. In 1959-60, 55 per- 
cent of the four-year and 87 percent of the two-year institutions did not meet ALA standards for book col- 
lections. By 1962-63, 73 percent of the four-year and 91 percent of the two-year institutions did not meet 
ALA minimum standards. 

"Distressing as these figures are," Mr. Samore said, "the condition of Negro college libraries is even 
more so." Book collections in Negro four-year institutions average only 75 percent of what they are in col- 
leges serving a predominantly white enrollment, and in two-year institutions they average only 50 percent 
of what they are in predominantly white colleges. 

The National Inventory of Library Needs was the result of a year-long survey conducted by the Office 
of Education's Library Services Branch and the ALA. It was reported to the Conference by Edwin Castagna, 
Director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, who was completing his term as President of the 
ALA. He said that it would require 13.7 billions just to bring the public school, academic, and public li- 
braries up to minimum standards, and an increase in annual operating budgets of SI. 2 billion merely to 
maintain that level of service. 

"The rapid development of the sciences and technology underlying all communication and information 
activities is creating a revolution in librarianship. The serious shortage of librarians continues and gets 
worse. The decades ahead will be gloomy unless we prepare for a radical stepping-up of library support," 
Mr. Castagna said. 



Robert Vosper, the incoming President of the ALA, carried the assessment further in his inaugural ad- 
dress at the closing general session. He spoke of the plight not only of the impoverished and recognizedly 
substandard academic libraries but of the whole community of reference and research libraries — even those 
of the top-ranking colleges and universities — which face conditions of ever-diminishing support unless a 
"forceful national policy" for the support of library service to higher education and research can be devel- 
oped. 

He spoke of three significant facets of the present state of our educational effort: 

"... the driving federal emphasis on scientific and particularly industrial research, 
"... the global scope of contemporary university involvement in behalf of the national 

effort, together with changing emphases in social science research, and 
"... the emerging recognition at the federal level of the importance of humanistic re- 
search." 

"In discussing these aspects of the new search for knowledge," he said, "I will suggest that con- 
sistently and shortsightedly we have failed to undergird this major social effort with proper library support 



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for the inquiring mind, that unless we soon alter public policy we will only compound an already crippling 
deficit of reference and research library resources and services, and finally that the federal government 
has both a fundamental stake in and a direct responsibility for the present frustrating state of library af- 
fairs. At this point, I conclude, the effective resolution of the library and information problems faced by 
research can come only through the proper development of a wise and forceful national policy in generous 
support of overall library service to research and inquiry." 

"Federal policy, or, to be more precise, lack of federal policy," Mr. Vesper continued, "must bear a 
heavy burden of guilt for the present inability of the library community — both public and academic — ade- 
quately to respond to the needs of research. The plain and cruel fact is that research library and informa- 
tion services have fundamentally been left dependent on local and inadequate financial resources at a time 
when these immense injections of federal funds into academic and industrial research have produced a 
staggering increase in demands for library services. Local finances including those of state governments 
could not and cannot cover the deficit, and probably should not be expected to under the circumstances. 

"Underfinanced libraries have simply been unable, in the face of these pressures, to respond with the 
requisite speed and quality of service, not to speak of expensive retooling in an age of automation. And 
yet, ironically enough, the finger of blame has continually been pointed at these local academic and public 
libraries by too many influential and, I would say in this context, irresponsible spokesmen for the federal 
R&D effort. It is high time we redress the balance and through a responsible and broadly based federal 
policy begin to underwrite the library deficit in support of the national need for research and inquiry." 

Mr. Vosper pointed to the "clear discrepancy between the burgeoning support of academic research 
and the grudging support of academic libraries." This, he said, is the crux of the library problem, "and 
here again federal policy is to blame for having left the whole vexing library problem basically dependent 
on local support. At my own university, for example, 88 percent of extramural research is based on federal 
funding while the library is given short shrift, under federal policy, as a mere part of overhead costs in the 
same category with dormitories and office services. This was where the error lay, in viewing libraries as 
a kind of static housekeeping service rather than as a vital phenomenon related more nearly in kind and 
in growth implications to the phenomenon of research itself." 

To those who claim that the survival of the general research library is of little importance to modern 
scientific and technical research, Mr. Vosper puts the question, "Why then all the hue and cry about its 
failures and inadequacies?" 

"Too much of the most vocal federal complaint about libraries," he said, "has come from officials 
stricken with the 'technical reports syndrome,' a syndrome based in a narrowly technical conception of re- 
search, a syndrome that underestimates the importance and methods of theoretical and academic research, 
a syndrome that has no place for social science or humanistic research, a syndrome that is concerned only 
with information and not with knowledge, a syndrome that has no conception therefore of the responsibili- 
ties and services of a general research library. . . ." 

Mr. Vosper declared that the time had come for "the open development of a national library program in 
support of the total research effort, not merely a series of unrelated and expedient programs for the several 
sectors of research based on the purely artificial organization of federal agencies at this stage in his- 
tory. ..." 

He urged an early and massive federal attack on problems of procurement and cataloging of foreign 
books. "In this instance," he said, "the responsible agency is certainly the Library of Congress, and in 
the face of scholarly requirements of this order it seems increasingly evident that the Library of Congress 
quite soon must not merely be named as the National Library of the United States, but also given that mis- 
sion and appropriate funding in order to exert the leadership that modern scholarship requires." 



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Long overdue, he said, is establishment of a National Humanities Foundation, and he welcomed the 
President's support of this effort. But he expressed dismay that provision for direct library support had 
been dropped from the Bill introduced in Congress for establishment of the Foundation. Already overbur- 
dened research libraries, he said, will experience ever-greater demands on library resources by scholars 
in the humanities who engage in federally-stimulated research. 

"Given the powerful forces and complex problems," Mr. Vosper concluded, "it is no wonder that the 
research library structure of the country is creaking at the joints and stumbling, and that many of our users 
are frustrated." 

He offered the good services of the ALA, "by way of the New York Conference and other devices," 
in developing an open forum in which responsible government officials and academic officials can "sit 
down in candid discussion with informed and hard-pressed librarians in order frankly to assay the situation 
in the national interest." The ALA, he said, has not yet become a sufficiently knowledgeable and persua- 
sive voice in the matter of organizing library resources for research. He urged the Association to lend a 
full measure of support toward solving this most serious national library problem. 

Children's Book Illustration 

In opening the session of the pre-conference meeting on the Art of Illustration in Children's Books, 
sponsored by the Children's Services Division of ALA, William Bostick, of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 
discussed "The Book: Cradle of Western Painting," emphasizing the influence of early book art on easel 
painting in Western Europe, and pointing out the significance of the participation of such artists as Matisse, 
Rouault, and Picasso in the twentieth-century renaissance in book illustration. 

"Children's Book Illustration — The Pleasures and Problems" was the subject of a talk by the artist 
Roger Duvoisin, who also stressed the relationship between painting and illustrating, and concurred with 
Delacroix's statement that when he was painting he was not writing — that he was appealing to the senses 
and not to the intellect. Each book, according to Mr. Duvoisin, must be treated as a "unique experiment 
in art;" the subject matter is just a base for an experiment with color, space, and texture. In illustrating 
for children, the artist, he said, approaches his work in the spirit of playing a game with his readers, and 
at the same time, "the simplicity, verve, and impact of a well-designed page — that is nice for them, too." 

Jacob Landau, of the Department of Graphic Arts at the Pratt Institute, in speaking on "The Artist and 
Technology," said that the artist must assume the role of a counter-irritant to the rigid "one best way" 
tendency in technological societies. The artist thus serves society as a kind of early warning system, re- 
sisting the "one best way" because it inhibits creativity. 

Leo Lionni, in "The Illustrator as a Young Fish," described his own experiences as illustrator and 
author of Suimmy, Inch by Inch, and other notable children's books. Mr. Lionni wishes the artist to re- 
establish himself as the "acrobat" in society, discovering and revealing a new enthusiasm for life. His 
own books for children reflect his desire to express an exhilarating admiration and delight in colors and 
designs, and in the care that goes into an illustration. In the products of mass technology, he maintained, 
there is only sloppiness, haste, and monotony, which are nothing for children to admire. It is one of his 
keenest pleasures in his book illustrating, Mr. Lionni said, to search for the graphic ideas and techniques 
which will carry the sensations of wonder or astonishment to children. 

D. MacC. 



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An LCP Keynote 

The recent ALA Conference in Detroit opened and closed with addresses by Dean Lawrence Clark 
Powell and University Librarian Robert Vosper, respectively. President Edwin Castagna, now Librarian 
of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, but until a few years ago a Californian, might have had some- 
thing on his conscience in arranging for a Californian to open the ceremonies, for last November he came 
to Los Angeles to address the closing session of the California Library Association on the subject, "Why 
Is It Always So Bad in California?" 

Dean Powell did not offer a rebuttal, but, in his keynote address, "Great Land of Libraries," did pose 
a challenge to all Americans: that if we want great libraries in the Great Society we must produce a great 
band of librarians. Not just great numbers of librarians, but rather librarians who will embody "the great- 
ness of knowledge, of skill, and of dedication." 

He began with lines from "American Letter," by Archibald MacLeish, who once served as Librarian of 
Congress. They expressed for him, he said, better than any other "the beauty of our land and Time's pas- 
sage over it. Long before the astronauts, the poet was up there, in imagination; and I prefer his lines to 
NASA's press releases. . . 

We dwell 
On the half earth, on the open curve of a continent. 
Sea is divided from sea by the day-fall. The dawn 
Rides the low east with us many hours; 
First are the capes, then are the shorelands, now 
The blue Appalachians faint at the day rise; 
The willows shudder with light on the long Ohio: 
The Lakes scatter the low sun: the prairies 
Slide out of dark: in the eddy of clean air 
The smoke goes up from the high plains of Wyoming: 
The steep Sierras arise: the struck foam 
Flames at the wind's heel on the far Pacific. 
Already the noon leans to the eastern cliff: 
The elms darken the door and the dust-heavy lilacs. 

"Our challenge as citizens," Mr. Powell said, "is to make a society fit to live on this great land. Our 
challenge as librarians is to serve this great society in all its needs, intellectual and emotional, practical 
and recreational; and all under the one roof of a given library. Thus the good librarian is both doer and 
dreamer, producer and poet, statistician and story-teller." 

ALA Moves Further to Eliminate Discrimination 

The most important action taken by the ALA at its Detroit Conference was to vote to bar from institu- 
tional membership in the Association any library which discriminates against its users on the basis of race, 
religion, or personal belief. The action involved approval of an amendment to the ALA Constitution to 
specify as a qualification for institutional membership not only that a library or other organization is inter- 
ested in library service and librarianship but that it does not discriminate among users on the basis of race, 
religion, or personal belief. 

Eli Oboler, University Librarian of Idaho State University, presented a resolution on the matter at the 
general membership meeting, and after considerable discussion the motion was passed by an almost unani- 
mous voice vote. The Council (the ALA's governing body) then approved the resolution and voted to have 
the President appoint a committee of the Council to take necessary steps to bring the constitutional amend- 
ment to a vote at the Midwinter Meeting of the ALA next January. 



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The ALA had adopted such a policy on membership at the Miami Beach conference in 1962, when it 
urged that institutional members should not discriminate and "if such discrimination now exists bring it to 
an end as soon as possible." The proposed amendment will now give the Executive Board power to suspend 
an institutional member for cause, such as for practicing discrimination. 

ALA chapters (affiliated state library associations) had previously been excluded from membership in 
the Association if their membership policies and practices discriminated against librarians on the basis of 
race, religion, or personal belief. Last year, therefore, the state associations of Alabama, Georgia, Louisi- 
ana, and Mississippi withdrew because they could not comply with this policy. 

At the Detroit Conference the Louisiana Library Association was readmitted to membership after demon- 
strating that all discriminatory policy and practice in membership had been eliminated. The return of Louisi- 
ana was greeted with warm applause. Another association, Georgia's, has declared that it is ending segrega- 
tion, and it is expected to apply this year for readmission to membership. 

E.T.M. 



Clark Library Summer Fellowships 

As part of a continuing program to encourage humanistic research at the Clark Library, six post-doctoral 
summer fellowships were granted for study this year in Restoration and early eighteenth-century drama. The 
fellowships were for a six-weeks' period, from June 28 to August 7. 

Recipients of the awards were John M. Barnard, of the University of Leeds, who has been a Lecturer 
in English at the University's Santa Barbara campus during the past year; W. Bliss Carnochan, Assistant 
Professor of English at Stanford University; Miss Anne Doyle, Assistant Professor of English at Mount 
Holyoke College; Albert E. Kalson, Instructor in English at Purdue University; John M. Ridland, Assistant 
Professor of English at the Santa Barbara campus; and William E. Stephenson, Assistant Professor of Eng- 
lish at UCLA. Director of the program was Emmett L. Avery, Professor of English at Washington State 
University. 

The inaugural meeting of the Fellows was held on June 28, with Director Powell and Professor Majl 
Ewing also present. On the following day, they were welcomed to the University Research Library by Mr. 
Vosper and Mr. Moore, and Mrs. Kirschenbaum conducted them on tours of the Research Library and the De- 
partment of Special Collections. 

Grants for the summer fellowships will be made annually and will support studies in other Clark Library 
areas of interest. 



Closing Dates for the Oriental Library 

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Gifts from UCLA Students and Staff 

Many distinguished additions to the Library's Department of Special Collections have been gifts of 
manuscripts, rare books, and other materials from individual donors among the students, faculty, and 
staff members at UCLA. A number of recent gifts are briefly mentioned here as examples of the private 
support the Library has received from members of the University community. 

A collection of 84 glass negatives of photographs, showing early schoolhouse architecture in 
Southern California and the construction of the Santa Ana & Newport Beach Railroad, was presented to 
the Library by Jock Finley, an undergraduate in business administration. The photographs had been 
taken by his grandfather, Solomon Henderson Finley, an early civil engineer in Santa Ana. Miss Robin 
Frisch, another undergraduate student, has supplied us with a mint copy of a scarce California item, 
J. Vinton Webster's Two True California Stories (San Francisco: P. J. Thomas, 1883). 

Since 1952 the Department of Special Collections has had the Cornelius Cole Papers, a gift to the 
Library from Lucretia Cole Waring, and to this collection a number of documents have now been added 
as the gift of a graduate student in history, Samuel Mayo. And for the Department's California Cookbook 
Collection the UCLA Law Wives Association presented last year a copy of its publication, Res Ipsa 

Loquitur, or, The Thing Speaks for Itself: A Cookbook. 

Faculty members have always been strong supporters of the Library, as donors as in other ways, and 
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to other donors. Among recent gifts to the Department of Special Collections have been the original 
manuscript of his composition, Elytres, by Lukas Foss, formerly a Professor of Music at UCLA; manu- 
scripts of the novels Inferno, Pandora's Box, and The Wars of Pardon, by their author, Robert Kirsch, 
Lecturer in Journalism, and Book Editor of the Los Angeles Times; and a collection of Japanese jour- 
nals having articles about T.S. Eliot, from Earl Miner, Professor of English. Philip Durham, Associate 
Professor of English, has presented to the Library all the manuscripts for his book on Raymond Chandler, 
Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go, together with manuscripts for Chandler's Killer in the Rain 
which Professor Durham edited with an introduction. 

School of Library Service faculty have been generous as donors: Lawrence Clark Powell recently 
presented a holograph letter of Paul Valery, Betty Rosenberg has added her large collection of Western 
fiction to the Western Novels Collection, and Frances Clarke Sayers has given a collection of mounted 
photographs of British and American authors taken from 1910 to 1930 by the Chicago photographer, Eugene 
Hutchinson. 

The Civil War diaries of John H. Merrell, for the dates 1861 to 1865, and correspondence and papers 
of the Haines and Evans families from 1855 to 1885 came to the Library from Paul Olson, Grounds Super- 
visor of the Department of Buildings and Grounds. A handsome set of the Holy Bible, printed in fourteen 
volumes by Daniel Berkeley Updike at the Merrymount Press, was the gift of Helen More, Continuations 
Cataloger in the Research Library. Lorraine Mathies, Education Librarian, recorded programs on Nigeria 
of the Nigerian Broadcasting System during her term of service in that country, and she has now deposited 
the tape recordings in the Library. 

J.M. 

Progress of the College Library Remodeling Program 

Because of delays in the arrival of new furniture and equipment, the College Library begins the fall 
semester still in its temporary location on the ground floor of the College Library Building. It will, 
however, continue to offer full library services, based upon its collections of more than 80,000 books, 
626 current periodical subscriptions, and many pamphlets. A staff of reference librarians is ready to 
assist students and faculty in their use of the Library. 

Much of the remodeling of the College Library Building has now been completed. An air-condition- 
ing system has been installed in the bookstacks, an air-conditioned and relighted reading room has been 
opened on the first floor of the west wing, and a new passenger elevator is now operating in the west 
wing. A number of library services have been relocated: the Oriental Library is now in Room 34, the 
new Education and Psychology Library occupies the third floor of the east wing, and the Book Copying 
Service has been moved to Room 240 , near the east wing elevator. 

Research Library books which are housed in the College Library Building have been rearranged. 
Classifications L, Q, R, and S (education, science, medicine, and agriculture) remain on stack level 
3, and T (technology) is now located on level 4. The Research Library materials in the classification 
BF (psychology), as indicated elsewhere in this issue, are no longer kept in the College Library stacks. 



6th and Figueroa 

The latest example of printing by Wm. M. Cheney, gatehouse typesticker at the Clark Library, is 
another miniature book— or perhaps a demy elephant miniature book, since it measures a whopping 
2x2 3/4 inches. 6th and Figueroa is its title, and it contains comic sketches of that vicinity by Tom 



September, 1965 81 



Neal, a bookseller with the Dawson firm since 1933. The 29-page book has been bound in cloth and 
boards by Bela Blau, and may be purchased at $3.00 from the publisher, Karen Dawson, at 775 Camino 
del Sur, Apartment F-5, Goleta, California 93017. 



Exhibits in the Research Library 

During September the Research Library' will have an exhibit, "Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882-1945: 
A Selection of Materials from the Murray A. Harris Collection of Rooseveltiana," to commemorate the 
twentieth anniversary of President Roosevelt's death. Letters and documents, books by and about 
Roosevelt, and political ephemera covering his long career are displayed. The Library has selected 
for this exhibit many of the choice items from the impressive collection which Mr. Harris has assembled. 

"Many Strange Birds Are on the Air Abroad," an exhibit of drawings and illustrated books on birds 
from the Department of Special Collections, is also being shown in the Research Library. In the display 
are books with bird illustrations from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. 



Two Rare Books by Defoe 

The Library has recently acquired two important works by Daniel Defoe, A Scots Poem: or A New- 
Years Gilt from a Native of the Universe, to his Fellow-Animals in Albania (Edinburgh, 1707) and An 
Account of the Abolishing of Duels in France (London, 1713). The books are valuable additions to the 
the Clark Library's important collection of Defoe materials. 

The Scots Poem was written after the union between England and Scotland, an event in which Defoe 
was deeply involved. He was sent to Scotland as an English agent in September 1706 to cajole the Scots 
into accepting the merger with England. Defoe pretended to be interested in settling in Scotland and in 
investing in various business enterprises. By these devious means he gained access to secret documents 
and used his inside information to influence public opinion through pamphlets, poems, and newspapers. 
The atmosphere was charged with intrigue and Defoe was in his element. One of his best letters concerns 
his throwing himself into the fury of the riots against the union at Glasgow. 

In 1706, before the union was concluded, he wrote a poem, Caledonia, describing the possibilities 
which lay before Scotland if she joined with England. In A Scots Poem, written after the union, he tried 
to show how Scotland would awaken from the "Stagnate Vertue" of her early days to a new vigor through 
trade and colonization. Here is an example of his Utopian vision: 

I'd gladly breath my Air on Foreign Shores: 

Trade with rude Indian, and Sun-burnt Mores. 

I'd speak Chinese, I'd prattle African. 

And briskly cross, the first Meridian. 

I'd pass the Line, and turn the Cap about. 

I'd rove, and sail th' Earth's greatest Circle out. 

I'd fearless, venture to the Darien Coast. 

Strive to retrive, the former Bless we lost. 

Yea, I wou'd view Terra incognita. 

And climb the Mountains of America. 

Though he was eventually to lament the failure of Scotland to take advantage of the benefits of the union, 
he always regarded his work there as one of his most patriotic acts, and he later wrote The History of 
the Union, describing all he had witnessed. 



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Less amusing but not less central to Defoe's thought is An Account of the Abolishing of Duels in 
France, a collection of documents on the gradual outlawing of dueling in the neighboring kingdom. The 
immediate occasion of publishing this work was the famous duel between the Duke of Hamilton and Lord 
Mohun in which both were killed. Defoe treated the incident in detail in A Strict Enquiry into the Occasion 
of a Late Duel, where he attempted to answer those critics who viewed the duel as a party matter, an as- 
sault of Whigs on Tories. But Defoe attacked dueling throughout his life, and the incident merely gave 
him an opportunity to express his opinion. In his journal, the Review, November 29, 1712, he discussed 
the psychology of the duelist and his feelings of shame, anger, hatred, and fear, noting that he was speak- 
ing by his "own unhappy Experience." 

In An Account, he summed up his opinion in the opening paragraph of the preface: 

As there is nothing more Fantastical than to Refine and Sublimate Honour, such an airy 
Nicety, that the last Puff of inconsiderate Breath can either blow or blast it; so nothing 
can be more Degenerous in a reasonable Man, the visible Image of his Maker, and Prince 
of Sublunary Creatures, than in a Beastly manner to Gore, Kill, and Destroy his Fellow 
Creature, for a Thing that hath no Subsistence but in the vain Imagination of a Whimsical 
Mind; and no kind of Countenance in those Parts of the World where Civility and Religion 
have been Cultivated. 

Two of the finest scenes of Defoe's novel, Colonel jacque (1723), demonstrate the evils of this gentle- 
manly form of murder. 

Maximilian Novak 

Associate Professor of English 



Publications and Activities 

Sherry Terzian described "The Libraries of the Neuropsychiatric Institute" in the summer issue of 
the Bulletin of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. 

Lawrence Clark Powell's keynote address at the American Library Association annual conference 
in Detroit, entitled "Great Land of Libraries," has been published in the July-August issue of the ALA 
Bulletin. 

Robert V'osper will address the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Library Association, which 
is to be held in Harrisburg, September 30 to October 2. 

Everett Moore will be one of several panelists discussing "California Book Publishing, Its Contribu- 
tion to the Culture and Economy of the State," at the Ambassador Hotel on September 29 during the 
western regional meeting of the American Booksellers Association. This year the ABA will join the 
Southern California Book Publishers Association in a "Salute to California Book Publishers," from 
September 23 to October 5. 

The Fall 1965 edition of the combined UCLA Library Guide for Faculty and Graduate Students is 
scheduled for publication this month, and will be available at the Reference Desks of the Research Li- 
brary and the College Library and at other campus libraries. (A revised edition of the Guide for under- 
graduates was issued last month. 

Richard Zumwinkle has been appointed chairman of the Editorial Committee of the California Library 
Association. 



September, 1965 ^^ 

Donnarae MacCann has contributed a note on the career of Frances Clarke Sayers, recently retired 
from the faculty of the School of Library Service, to the July issue of the California Librarian. 

More Matnehon-The 'Kanchu Kampon' 

A series of handsome Japanese mamehon, or miniature books, has recently been added to the rare 
book collections of the Oriental Library. A famous Japanese woodcut artist, the late Sempan Maekawa, 
produced the series of twenty-seven books under the title of Kanchu Kampon, meaning a book for leisure 
time made at one's leisure. The series is generally considered to be one of the two best mamehon series 
ever published in Japan, the other one being the Takei Mamehon. 

Sempan Maekawa, who was born in Kyoto in 1889, began his career by drawing comics for several 
Japanese newspapers after he had graduated from the Kansai Art Institute, and he became famous for 
his feature series, "Yacchan and the Bear." He then turned his attention to Japanese woodcuts and 
before long found his niche in the modern form of the art, for which he won many prizes in the official 
art exhibitions instituted by the Ministry of Education in 1932. Representative works by Maekawa include 
"Okujo Tembo" (Scenes from the Roof), "Kojo Chitai" (An Industial Zone), and "Mura no Musume" (A 
Village Girl). He was especially good at depicting scenery with human figures added, and his composi- 
tions touch the viewer's heart by their humor and humanity. 

Each issue of the Kanchu Kampon has its own distinctive title, and the varied subject matter has 
particular interest for book collectors as well as for art lovers. Some show scenes of the islands of the 
Seto Inner Sea, or snow landscapes from northern Echigo province, or views of the Yamanoshiro district, 
and others have pictures of the manufacture of Japanese hand-made papers or depict children at play. 
The volumes in this complete set of Maekawa's miniature books are lovely to look at and are valuable 
examples of modern fine printing and graphic art in Japan. 

S. L. 



Psychology Collections Are Transferred 

Research Library books and periodicals in the BF (psychology) classification have for the past year 
been shelved in the open bookstacks of the College Library, together with the classifications L, Q, R, S, 
and T. Last month most of the BF materials were transferred to the new Education and Psychology Li- 
brary, in Room 390 of the College Library Building, and the remaining BF holdings were moved to the 
Research Library, where they are shelved on the second floor. Research Library books and periodicals 
in the classifications L (education), Q (science), R (medicine), S (agriculture), and T (technology) con- 
tinue to be shelved on levels 3 and 4 of the College Library stacks. 



New Acquisitions from Cuba by Exchange 

Some 350 books published in Cuba have recently been acquired for the Library by the Gifts and Ex- 
change Section through exchange arrangements with the National Library of Cuba. The collection has 
interest because of both the nature of the materials and the difficulty of obtaining books from Cuba, and 
the transaction serves as an example of how the exchange system enriches the Library's collections. 

Among the newly acquired Cuban books are important works published before the Castro Revolution, 
such as Libre homenaje al Coronel Cosme de la Torriente en reconocimiento de sus grandes servicios a 
Cuba, which throws light on the extraordinary personality of one of the most illustrious Cubans of the 



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twentieth century, a conspirator, soldier, President of the League of Nations, and patriot. The Adas ca- 
pitulates del Ayuntamiento de la Hahana (1550-65), published in 1937 with a preface and preliminary study 
by the Historian of the City of Havana, and La educacion rural en Las Villas, a proposal for a plan of 
education prepared with the technical cooperation of the United States Operations Mission to Cuba, are 
other examples of pre-Revolutionary publications. 

Books in the collection published since the Revolution of 1959 fall into two distinct categories. One 
consists of works which were written before that date by non-Communist advocates of social and economic 
reforms, and which were since republished, perhaps because of their current interest. Among these are 
Manual de historia de Cuba, economica, politico, y social, hy Ramiro Guerra y Sanchez, written in 1938; Pa- 
peles sobre Cuba, by Jose Antonio Saco, first published in Paris in 1858; and Diccionario botdnico de 
nomhres vulgares cubanos, by Juan Tomas Roig y Mesa, originally published in 1928. The other category 
includes books written since the Revolution by authors who are Communists or who have Communistic 
sympathies. Examples of these are [Jn pueblo donde no pasaha nada, by Rafael Suarez Solis, Los muertos 
andan solos, by Juan Arcocha, and Teatro completo, by Virgilio Pifiera. 

The variety and range of the materials in the collection are great Some other books worthy of notice 
are Trabajos sobre educacion y ensenanza, by Enrique Jose Varona, the most distinguished Cuban philos- 
opher and educator of recent times; Cuentos populares cubanos, compiled with a prologue by Samuel 
Feijoo, a work of considerable value for the study of Cuban folklore; Poesias. by Julian del Casal; and, 
finally, Playa Giron, derrota del impenalismo, in four volumes, the account by the present regime of the 
events of the Bay of Pigs invasion. 

A. G. 



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recession of Demons 



Many books and picture scrolls with paintings of ghosts and demons were produced in Japan during 
the Tokugawa period, and especially in the Bunka and Bunsei eras (1804-1830). The painters might 
have belonged to the Tosa, the Sumiyoshi, or the Kano schools of art, but for their demon pictures they 
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Tosa Mitsunobu is said to have painted, a few years before his death, his picture scrolls entitled 
Hyakkiyako. The term "Hyakkiyako" literally means "the wandering about at night of a hundred demons" 
or "the night procession of a hundred demons," and the expression "hyakki" (one hundred demons) fig- 
uratively means "many demons." 

A scroll in the possession of the Shinju-an, Daitoku-ji, in Kyoto, is attributed to Tosa Mitsunobu, 
although no definite proof of the fact can be given. Some Japanese scholars, such as Noma Seiroku and 
Tani Shin-ichi, think it is a work by an unknown artist dating later than the Muromachi period (1392- 
1568), but since they give no evidence in support of their theory, it is rather safe to accept the temple's 
record. Scholars in the fields of art and folklore all agree, however, that it is one of the oldest of such 
scrolls extant, because the number of demons is not very large and the picture of the demons' procession 
is well composed. 

There is another picture scroll of the Hyakkiyako traditionally ascribed to Tosa Yukihide, generally 
known as Fujiwara Yukihide, who served the Emperor Go-komatsu, the 100th emperor (reigned 1412-1428), 



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as an artist of the Bureau of Drawing and Painting. He seems to have been active during the Oei era 
(1394-1427), but it is not known when he painted the Hyakkiyako pictures. His delineation, when 
compared with that of Mitsunobu, is definitely more refined. 

An old scroll in the possession of the writer depicts twenty kinds of demons; the composition is 
very good, and the expressions of the demons are quite endearing (figure 1). Another scroll, now in 
our Oriental Library, shows more than forty-five demons in fine delineation (figure 2). And a third 
scroll, also the writer's, depicts fifty-seven demons with identifications; this scroll is believed to have 
been painted around 1800 (figure 3)- The second scroll is of course older than the third one, because 
the number of demons is smaller, but it is unfortunate that the last picture, showing the sun, is missing, 
having probably been damaged and cut off. This second scroll has vanishing figures of various demons 
in black ink following the rising sun. It is also interesting to notice that the figures of the demons, 
except the last one or two, are all marching in procession towards the sun, indicating the lapse of time. 

The painting of the Hyakkiyako can be traced back to the Heian period (794-1185), a time in which 
people really believed in the existence of spirits of all sorts of things or beings, as can be proved by 
the stories in the Konjaku Monogatari and other literary works. Belief in the Hyakkiyako seems to 
reveal a fear of night or darkness. At any rate, it can be said that the Heian period, and more precisely 
the latter part of the Heian period, was dominated by superstitions and the Shingon Buddhist prayers. 
Furthermore, people in the latter part of the Heian period were disturbed by the uneasiness of society, 
and especially by civil war; therefore, at the end of the Heian period and also in the Kamakura period, 
the streets of the capital (Kyoto) were completely deserted at night; people were filled with the fear of 
spirits and demons. This was partly influenced by Buddhist concepts of hell, of incarnation, of cause 
and effect, and of retribution, and also by Confucian and Taoistic ideas. 

However, during the Tokugawa period the Hyakkiyako developed into more charming figures of de- 
mons in procession, as seen in the paintings by Mitsunobu and Yukihide. All the Edo painters of ghosts 
and demons were influenced by the painting of Mitsunobu of the Tosa school. Since the Hyakkiyako is 
a night procession, the picture scrolls depict demons on a moonless night. Those shown in the scrolls 
are demonized furniture, musical instruments, and various utensils, and consequently they are rather 
more attractive than horrible. These demons are supposed to vanish at the first dawning of the day. 

Finally the genre developed into the awesome demon paintings of Sekien Toriyama (1713-1788), the 
teacher of the famous artist Utamaro (1753-1806). Sekien is the most celebrated Japanese painter of 
demons and ghosts. His work entitled Gazu Hyakkiyako. in twelve volumes, has more than 250 excellent 
pictures of demons and ghosts; in those days, it is said, his ghost pictures sent a chill through the 
people who saw them. When compared with the demon pictures of other artists, some of his paintings, of 
course, show his predecessors' influence, but nevertheless most of Sekien's pictures of demons and 
ghosts were created by his own power of imagination. 

Sekien's Hyakkiyako also had an influence on the Hyakumonogalari. the one hundred tales: people 
gathered together at night in a room where one hundred candles were lit; each person told a ghost story, 
and when it was finished, a candle was blown out, and so the stories continued until the last light was 
gone. This form of storytelling had been especially popular among the Samurai class during the Genroku 
period (1688-1703), and it continued to be practiced into the Meiji era (1868-1912). 

Thus we can see that the Hyakkiyako arose as a popular belief of the Heian period in response to 
the mystery of darkness and moonless nights, that it created a particular kind of picture scroll, and that 
it then developed into the Samurai amusement of telling the Hundred Ghost Tales. 

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Department oj Oriental Languages 



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The Education and Psychology Library 

The Education and Psychology Library, the newest branch of the University Library system, opened 
for service on August 9 in Room 390 of the College Library Building, in quarters formerly occupied by 
the Graduate Reading Room. This branch library is in fact an expanded outgrowth of the former Educa- 
tion Library which had been located in Moore Hall. 

The history of the Education Library exemplifies the growth of the University Library system. On 
November 20, 1953, specialized library service to the School of Education began with the opening of the 
Education Library in two modified classrooms in Moore Hall. The library had seating space for sixty- 
four persons and a collection of 668 books and 46 periodical titles. One librarian, one principal library 
assistant, and two part-time student clerks comprised the staff. 

On July 30, 1965, the Education Library was closed. At that time the collections, which had already 
been developed to encompass new academic responsibilities, included 39,826 bound volumes, 990 serial 



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titles currently received, 10,297 unbound publications, 507 titles on microfilm, and 555 titles on micro- 
card. The staff was made up of three librarians and the equivalent of four non-professional positions. 
Facilities and services were available to all borrowers, and circulation statistics showed that 47,091 
items had been lent during the previous academic year. 

These indexes of growth reflect twelve years of effort to develop collections and to provide services 
fitted to the particular needs of the School of Education. The accumulated successes of the Education 
Library are a tribute to those whose plans led to its establishment and to those, such as Gladys Coryell 
Graham, the first Education Librarian, whose efforts made it flourish. 

The new Education and Psychology Library has the particular responsibility for service to the 
faculty and students of the departments of Education, Psychology, and Physical Education. Expanded 
and revised reserve programs for graduate courses in each of these departments are being developed. 
Study space for more than 180 students is available in the library, as are the services of three reference 
librarians. The collections include standard reference works, indexes, and bibliographies in the fields 
of coverage; publications of the U.S. Office of Education and UNESCO; publications of local, state, and 
international associations; and a growing number of official reports and studies of education in foreign 
countries. Of particular importance are the master's theses and doctoral dissertations in education, 
psychology, and health and physical education which have been written at UCLA. A significant micro- 
card collection of theses and dissertations in related fields is available, and a unique microfilm collec- 
tion of studies in comparative education has been developed. 

L. M. 



Publications and Activities 

Lawrence Clark Powell spoke on Western writers at the closing session of the joint conference of 
the Mountain-Plains and Pacific Northwest Library Associations, on September 3 in Denver. 

Louise Darling addressed a dinner meeting of mental health librarians on September 26 at the annual 
meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco. She described the forthcoming 
MEDLARS search station at the Biomedical Library and its implications for psychiatric libraries. 

Robert Vosper's inaugural address as President of the American Library Association, presented at 
the Association's annual meeting in Detroit last July, has been published with the title "Libraries and 
the Inquiring Mind" in the September issue of the ALA Bulletin. 

Lorraine Mathies has compiled from her photographs of Nigeria a set of filmstrips in six reels, 
entitled "Nigeria: The African Promise." The filmstrips, accompanied by a teachers' study guide, is 
distributed by the School Division of the Curtis Circulation Company, of Philadelphia, a subsidiary of 
the Curtis Publishing Company. 

The Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare Books m Business and Economics, a leaflet giving a brief 
description of the rare book collection in the Business Administration Library, has been published for 
distribution at the dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library on October 12. Additional copies 
are available at the Business Administration Library. 

Jerome Cushman's article on "The Hidden Persuaders in Book Selection" has been published in the 
Library: journal of September 15, an issue devoted to the subject of public library administration. 



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Ned Leaves 



"Now Ned, take care and don't get in trouble, be honest, and if you run out of money, 
write us." For Ned had shaken hands with all his chums and friends and was now saying 
good-bye to his father, mother, and little brother Tad and his sisters. 

"Good-bye, Edward," his mother nearly sobbed, "and may God bless you. Write to us 
often and take care of yourself." "Bring me loth of orangeth," lisped Tad. "All aboard," 
yelled the conductor, loudly, "All aboard!" "Good-bye," said Ned, as he kissed his mother. 
"I'll write often. Good-bye, father; don't work too hard. I'll bring you some oranges. Tad; 
and Mary, you a trunk full of cocoanuts, and Katy lots of bananas." 



Thus Ned Winter, sixteen years old, takes leave of his home in 
Coleville, Idaho, for a trip to the Orient for the express purpose of 
raising $500 to pay off the family mortgage and to frustrate the plan 
of "George Drake, the village lawyer, who, though rich, was grasp- 
ing and mercenary." 

Ned succeeds, and we find the family, one hundred pages later, 
"happy and contented, partially due to the efforts of their honest, 
upright, manly boy." On the other hand, George Drake's son, who 
was teller in his father's bank, "stole S25,000 and got away with it. 
He has never been heard from since and his father had to make up 
the deficiency. All this broke down his health and though he is still 
rich he is a very unhappy man." 

The author of Adventures of an American Boy was the upright, 
manly boy whose picture is reproduced here from the book, Goodwin 
J. Knight, former Governor of the State of California. It was written, 
as stated in the preface, during the year 1909, and was finished on 
December 9, the author's thirteenth birthday. The story is one of 
three appearing in Good's Budget, by Good Knight (San Diego: Frye 
& Smith, 1910). The Library's copy, which was recently bought from 
a local bookseller for the Department of Special Collections, bears 
the flyleaf inscription, "To Anita from Goodwin. August, 1922." 




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Exhibit of Finnish Books 



"One Hundred Books from Finland," a traveling exhibit selected and sponsored by the Finnish 
Publishers' Association, of Helsinki, will be exhibited in the Research Library in October. The display 
has circulated in libraries and other institutions in the United States for a year, and comes to UCLA from 
the Enoch Pratt Free Library, in Baltimore. 

The exhibit is intended to show to Americans the quality of work done by Finnish book designers 
and printers. Items of particular interest are books on Finnish arts and crafts and modern design. Also 
included are picture books in vivid colors on Finland and her provinces, towns, and villages. Many 
volumes of modern poetry testify to the Finns' age-old love of poesy. The exhibit includes, in addition 
to Finnish literature, many translations into the Finnish language of American, French, and other foreign 
books, illustrating the great interest in world literature among the Finnish reading public. 



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Finnish books from the UCLA Library collections are also on display, among them various editions 
and translations of the Kalevala. the national epic of the Finns, which was compiled by Elias Lonnrot 
and first published in 1835. Since then some thirty translations into more than twenty languages have 
appeared, the most recent one being a translation into Esperanto. A recently acquired Finnish edition 
of the Kalevala deserves special attention. It is the 1964 deluxe Kalei'ala. incorporating twenty-four 
reproductions of paintings by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, the foremost genius of Finnish art. Gallen-Kallela 
gave visual life to the Kalevala. evoking its whole poetic world in his monumental paintings. Two of 
his prints have been lent to the Library by the Gallen-Kallela Museum, in Helsinki; they are illustrations 
for the first rune of a planned "Great Kalevala," a work which the artist did not survive to complete. 

Also of interest among items from the Library's own collections are several editions and translations 
of the novel Seven Brothers, by Aleksis Kivi. Other novelists featured are F. E. Sillanpaa, a Nobel prize 
winner in 1939, and Mika Waltari, perhaps the most popular Finnish writer in English translation, espe- 
cially noted for his historical novels. To commemorate the centenary of the birth of Jean Sibelius, the 
exhibit includes appropriate books, records, and sheet music from the Music Library. Mrs. Inkeri Rank 
selected the UCLA Library materials for the exhibit. 

At the opening ceremony for the exhibit on October 5, Mr. Veikko Huttunen, Consul General of Finland, 
presented to the Library copies of the hundred books displayed, as well as fifty-eight volumes as a gift 
of two Finnish publishers, the Werner Soderstrom and Otava firms. These volumes included the beautiful 
eight-volume set, Suomi Vareissd'an (Finland in Color), and several important art books. Mr. Huttunen 
also presented a list of thirty Finnish books donated to the Library by Mrs. Rank in memory of her father, 
Mr. Juha Koskinen; these books on Finnish history, culture, and civilization have been shipped from 
Finland and will arrive here soon. The opening ceremony was followed by a reception given by Consul 
General and Mrs. Huttunen. 



Antiquarian Book Fair 

The fifth California Antiquarian Book Fair will be held in the Sunset Room of the Ambassador Hotel, 
Thursday to Saturday, November 11 to 13- Thursday and Friday hours are from 1 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday 
the Fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, and all items displayed will be for 
sale. 

More than thirty antiquarian dealers will display selections from their rare books, manuscripts, auto- 
graphs, maps, and prints, including first editions of English and American literature. Western Americana 
and Californiana, early juvenilia, books on the fine arts, printing, and typography, and rarities in other 
fields. The Fair is sponsored by the Southern California chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Associa- 
tion of America. 

Hip 

Slogan nominated for National Library Week by this publication's occasional City Correspondent, 
Richard H. Dillon of the Sutro Library: "It's Hip to Go to the Library, Where the 'In' Crowd Gathers Every 
Night." The line was pirated from a newspaper ad for a San Francisco night club ("join her at Joe Paoli's 
Library for boy-girl fun"). 



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Fifth Antiquarian Book Fair Will Be Held This Month 

The annual booktrade event of greatest interest to the faculty, librarians, and other staff members 
at UCLA is the Antiquarian Book Fair, sponsored by the Southern California chapter of the Antiquarian 

Booksellers Association of America. The Fair 
will be held this year in the Sunset Room of 
the Ambassador Hotel on November 11-13 and 
will be open on Thursday and Friday from 1 to 
9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Admission to the Fair is free and all items on 
display are offered for sale. 

A great variety of rare books, manuscripts, 
maps, prints, pictures, and art objects will be 
exhibited in the booths of thirty -two participat- 
ing booksellers. Southern California dealers 
who will have displays at the Fair are Bennett 
& Marshall, Roy Boswell, Cherokee, Peggy 
Christian, Dawson's, Maxwell Hunley, Interna- 
tional Bookfinders, Harry Levinson, Reed's, 
M.J. Royer, Kurt Schwarz, Charles Yale, and 
Zeitlin & Ver Brugge. Exhibitors from 
Northern California will be Aha California, El 
Dorado, The Glozers, Holmes, John Howell, 
Joyce, David Magee, Serendipity, and William 
Wreden. And from out of state will come other 
firms: J.S. Canner (Boston), Burt Franklin 
(New York), E.P. Goldschmidt (London), Grahame 
Hardy (Carson City), Kingston Galleries (Somer- 
ville, Mass.), W.M. Morrison (Waco), Old Oregon 
(Portland), Paul Richards (Brookline), Leona 
Rostenberg (New York), and Joseph Rubenstein 
(Tucson). 

The illustration shown here, a woodcut of printers at work by Amman in 1568, is used in the hand- 
some poster for the Antiquarian Book Fair designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy of San 
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Karaitica, Sabbathajana, and Other Polemical Judaica Are Acquired 

The UCLA Library is fortunate in recently acquiring from a scholar a very significant collection 
which includes most of the works written by and about the Karaite and the Sabbathaian movements in 
Judaism, together with most of the polemical works of their opponents. 

During the past two thousand years, various religious movements and philosophies have emerged in 
Judaism, but none were as dramatic as those of the Karaites and the Sabbathaians. Both left a deep mark 
on Judaism, and their influence is felt to the present day. The emergence of the Karaites was during the 
eighth century, when large segments of the Jewish communities in the Near Eastern countries revolted 
against the rabbinic interpretations of the Bible and formed groups called Karaim, meaning people who 
adhere to pure Biblical teachings and ordinances only. Nine centures later, a man called Shabbethai 
Zebi claimed publicly at a synagogue in Smyrna that he was the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. Tens of 
thousands of Jews from all over Europe and the Near East became his followers, and many continued to 
believe in him even after his death. They were the Sabbathaians. 

These two movements, during their peak years, created their own literature. In the case of the Kara- 
ites it consisted of studies of the Bible, works on Hebrew grammar, prayer books, and codes of law. The 
Sabbathaian literature was composed mainly of prayer books and hymns and a few mystical works. Parallel 
with the creation of the Karaitic and Sabbathaian literature, works of a polemical nature written by their 
opponents were also published. All these works, most of which have long been rarities, are of immeasur- 
able value to the scholar. 

Among the outstanding items of Karaitica in the collection now acquired by UCLA may be noted a 
four-volume edition of the Bible with a translation in Judeo-Tatar (Tatar language in Hebrew script), 
printed in Kozlov (Crimea) in 1841; Perush neviim rishonim ve-sefer Yeshahayahu, by Aaron the Karaite, 
and Sefer ha-'osher, by Jacob ben Reuben the Karaite, both undated editions printed in Kozlov; and Seder 
ha-hajtarot...mekabets nidl^e Yisrael, printed in Kale (Turkey) in 1734. 

From the Sabbathaiana, mention should be made of Selilpot le-ashmorot ha-hoker, Amsterdam, in the 
year MoSHl' A-\6G6. The polemical literature against the Sabbathaians contains, among others, Jacob 
Sasportas' Kitsur tsitsit novel Tsevi, Altona, 1754; his Ohel Ya'akov, Amsterdam, 1737; almost all of 
Jacob Emden's polemics against Jonathan Eybeschiitz, such as Bet Yonatan ha-sojer and Hitavkut, for 
example, and also Eybeschutz's reply in his Luhot 'edut; and several works against the suspected Sab- 
bathaian Nehemiah Hayyun, including Joseph Irgas' Tokhahat megulah veha-tsod nahash, London, 1715, 
and Moses Hagiz's Shever poshe'im, Amsterdam, 1719. Hayyun's polemical work ha-Tsod Tsevi, Amster- 
dam, 1714, is also present. 

The collection also contains polemics in other subjects — Reform Judaism, Hasidism, and Zionism, 
to mention a few. Of special significance are polemical writings against Christianity, particularly John 
Christopher Wagenseil, Tela ignae stanae, Frankfurt, 1681; Joh. Jac. Huldric, Historia Jeschuae Nazareni, 
1705; Zalman Zebi of Ufhausen, Sefer ha-nitsa]}on — Yudisher trayak (in Old Yiddish), Amsterdam, 1737; 
and a manuscript of Benjamin Rapa, Pilpul 'at zeman, zemanim, zemanehem. 

Rare sixteenth-century Hebraica and Judaica are also represented: Immanuel ha-Romi, Mahberot, 
Constantinople, 1535; the various Midrashim printed at Constantinople from 1512 to 1516; and beauti- 
ful Hebrew texts and Latin translations by the Renaissance Hebraists, Sebastian Munster and Paul 
Fagius, printed at Basel or Izny during the first half of the sixteenth century. The collection includes 
three incunabula, among them a complete text of Moses ben Nahman's commentary on the Pentateuch 
(Naples, 1490); and there are also more than fifty Hebrew manuscripts on Jewish liturgy, poetry, history, 
astronomy, mysticism, and other subjects. 

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Ballet Photographs by Gordon Anthony 

Eight large albums of photographs and clippings, which comprise the personal archive of the British 
ballet and stage photographer Gordon Anthony, have been acquired by the Department of Special Collec- 
tions. Gordon Anthony was in close touch with the 
modern English ballet movement from its earliest 
days, in part through his sister, Ninette de Valois, 
who danced for Diaghilev and directed the Sadler's 
Wells and Covent Garden Ballets. He was the lead- 
ing photographer to record the remarkable revival of 
the ballet in England in the 1930's. 

Gordon Anthony's photographic career until his 
retirement several years ago is represented in these 
albums. One contains fifty-six original photographs, 
each signed by both photographer and subject, many 
with additional inscriptions and greetings. Among 
the dancers in his photographs are Alicia Markova, 
Leonide Massine (shown here in a 1935 photograph), 
Margot Fonteyn, Robert Helpmann, and Alexandra 
Danilova. Many of the same persons also appear in 
two other albums of original photographs, some of 
which are portraits but most of which were taken on 
the stage. Terence Rattigan, John Lehman, Lord 
Woolton, Lord Templewood, and Mrs. Sacheverell Sit- 
well are among the writers, actors, and other persons 
in the theatrical world represented in the stage pho- 
tograph albums. 

The remaining five albums contain clippings from illustrated magazines, from 1935 until about 1950, 
showing the ballet and stage. Included also are a few letters of appreciation from Graham Browne, Marie 
Tempest, L. Greanin (of the Ballet Jooss), John Gielgud, and Rene Blum, and a de luxe program for a 
royal command performance in 1939 at Covent Garden with a cover by Rex Whistler. 

E.V. 




Open House in the Campus Libraries 

All campus units of the University Library system will participate in the Campus Open House on 
Sunday, November 14. The public will be welcomed to an entertaining variety of activities. The Re- 
search Library, the College Library, and several special libraries will offer guided tours to their guests; 
the College Library tour will be highlighted by an excursion through the remodeled but unfurnished area 
on the second floor. Two films, one on Japanese architecture and the other on Japanese gardens, may be 
seen in two showings, at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., in the Oriental Library. 

Most of the campus libraries have planned special exhibits for Open House. The Biomedical Library, 
for example, will have a display on sixteenth-century medicine and bibliography, and the Map Library 
will show maps of Latin America with emphasis on Chile. The English Reading Room will have displays 
on nine tables showing the extensive scholarly activities of the members of the English Department and 
coffee and refreshments will be served in that library also. A detailed listing of exhibits and hours of 
opening for all campus libraries may be found in the Open House leaflet. The Libraries at L'CLA, which 
will be available at the libraries and at several information points on campus. 



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Bibliography Lecture on the CBEL is Published 

CBEL: The Making of the Cambridge Bibliography, the 1964 Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture in Bib- 
liography by George Watson, has been published by the School of Library Service and the University 
Library. Mr. Watson edited the fifth volume of the original CBEL and The Concise Cambridge Bibliog- 
raphy of English Literature, and is now General Editor of the New CBEL, which will be a complete 
revision of the original work. 

In the lecture now published Mr. Watson gives the history of the several Cambridge bibliographies, 
explains the reasons for the basic editorial decisions that have been made, and describes the scope and 
character of the forthcoming revised work. The booklet may be obtained for Si. 00 at the Library Card 
Window of the Research Library or, for mail orders, from the Gifts and Exchange Section of the Acquisi- 
tions Department. (Checks should be made payable to the Regents of the University of California; four 
per cent sales tax should be added by California purchasers.) 



Yeats Centennial at the Clark Library 

The hundredth anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats was celebrated at the Clark Library 
on October 16 with a seminar, led by Professor Majl Ewing, which drew a full house of devotees. Con- 
trasting yet complementary papers were read, appropriately, by two Dubliners, UCLA's Walter Starkie 
on Yeats the Dramatist and A. Norman Jeffares of Leeds University on Yeats the Poet, who each gave 
special prominence to the greatest single element of the poet's inspiration: Woman. Both speakers 
possessed the Celtic "gift of tongues" and the audience came the closest the Clark's sedate drawing 
room has ever known to standing cheers. 



Fall Meeting of the Friends of the Library 

The Friends of the UCLA Library held their Fall Dinner Meeting in the Faculty Center on October 
12 to honor Mrs. Robert E. Gross and the Lockheed Leadership Fund, the generous donors of the Robert 
E. Gross Collection of Rare Books in Business & Economics. A leaflet describing this collection was 
distributed at the meeting, and additional copies are available at the Business Administration Library. 
The dinner speaker was Arthur H. Cole, Librarian Emeritus of the Baker and Kress business libraries at 
Harvard University. 

California Editorials on the Kennedy Administration 

The staff of the Oral History Program decided, late in I960 after the Kennedy-Nixon presidential 
campaign, to begin a collection of California editorial remarks on the new administration. Since the 
Program subscribes to newspapers from four major cities in the state (San Francisco, Santa Barbara, 
Los Angeles, and San Diego) as part of its field collecting activities, the opportunity was available 
to observe the statewide editorial reactions to an administration which already promised to be more 
controversial than usual. When an assassin's bullet cut short the life of President Kennedy in Novem- 
ber 1963, it was decided that the collection should be continued through the rest of that presidential 
term to record possible changes in attitude toward the Kennedy program or toward his successor. Pres- 
ident Johnson. 

The collection of editorials begins with examples from September I960 and ends with a retrospective 
statement on the first anniversary of President Kennedy's death. The editorials have been bound with 
the title An Editorial History of the Administration of President John F. Kennedy (1960-1964) and have 
been placed in the Department of Special Collections. 



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The Hoepli reference collection at the Milan bookstore. 



The Library Acquires the Reference Collection of the Hoepli Book Firm 

The UCLA Library and the Library on the University's San Diego campus have acquired, in a cooper- 
ative action, what may be the most important collection of bibliographical works to appear on the market 

in the past half-century: the com- 
plete reference library of the noted 
antiquarian bookselling firm of Ul- 
rice Hoepli of Milan. 

This firm, founded by a young 
Swiss, grew to international emi- 
nence in the fields of publishing 
and bookselling. Many great private 
libraries were acquired in their en- 
tirety by Hoepli 's antiquarian book 
section, notably the De Marinis li- 
brary of Florence and the Cavalieri 
library of Naples. Among noted cus- 
tomers of the firm were Morgan and 
Rosenthal of New York and Hornby 
and Maggs of London. 

The Hoepli sales catalogues, 
famous for their meticulous and 
scholarly descriptions and their fine illustrations, are themselves collectors' items. Some 150 of these 
catalogues, with descriptions of more than 100,000 rare books and manuscripts, were issued in the course 
of nearly a century. It was chiefly to assist in compiling the catalogues that the reference library, con- 
taining about 2700 titles in 3500 volumes, was gradually acquired, and the collection came to be regarded 
as among the finest of its type in the world. The two bombing raids that in 1942 and 1943 destroyed the 
entire publishers' and rare book stock of the Hoepli firm fortunately did not affect this library, which had 
been stored in a safe place. 

The company rebuilt after the war, and it regained international eminence, with Erardo Aeschlimann, 
nephew of the founder, as head of the antiquarian book section. In 1964 this section was discontinued 
and the stock was sold at auction in Basel by two Swiss firms, Haus der Biicher of Basel and L'Art An- 
cien of Zurich. Reluctant to break up the great reference library, Erwin Rosenthal of L'Art Ancien wrote 
to Mr. Vosper in September, 1964, offering to sell the collection en bloc. 

When we examined the card catalog of the collection, we realiEed immediately that such an acquisi- 
tion would be a remarkable stroke of good fortune for UCLA, because we had been trying to strengthen 
our holdings in precisely the fields covered. Most of the great international bibliographies of incunabula, 
of sixteenth-century printing, of fine bindings, and of manuscripts are in the Hoepli collection, as well 
as many of the great biographical dictionaries and encyclopedias. Most of the books in the collection 
were published in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but there are many earlier bibliographies also. 
In works of national and local interest, Italy predominates, and France, Germany, England, and Spain are 
strongly represented. Renaissance and humanistic studies are emphasized. Outstanding sections include: 
bibliographies of painting, book illustration, and graphic arts; biographical dictionaries of Italian cities 
and catalogues of their printing production; catalogues of important private libraries of England, the 
Continent, and the United States; catalogues and descriptions of local archives; bibliographies of indi- 
vidual authors; works on paleography, calligraphy, and medieval manuscripts, particularly illuminated manu- 
scripts; and subject bibliographies in the fields of music, medicine, occultism, technology, and many other 
topics. A unique feature is the collection of several hundred "opusculi," or pamphlets, on bibliographical 
subjects. 



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Many of the titles in the Hoepli collection are works for which we had long been unsuccessfully 
searching in the second-hand market. However, approximately one-third of the books — among them, 
naturally enough, many of the most important and expensive sets — were already at UCLA, and such 
duplication would be costly and unnecessary. Agreement was eventually reached that we should pur- 
chase only the titles we do not have. Melvin Voigt, University Librarian on the San Diego campus, 
has arranged to purchase for his library the one-third of the collection duplicated at UCLA, thereby 
enabling San Diego to obtain at one stroke an important bibliographical collection which it would other- 
wise take years to build. 

The books of the Hoepli reference collection have now arrived at UCLA in splendid condition, and 
in many cases finely bound, and they will prove to be of inestimable benefit to the scholarly community 
in many fields of research. 

F.J.K. 



The Manuscript Society Meets in Los Angeles 

The Manuscript Society, whose membership is composed of private collectors, booksellers, librarians,! 
and members of the academic community who work with manuscripts, is holding its national meeting in i 
Los Angeles from November 7 to 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The members will enjoy a program whichj 
includes visits to a number of the outstanding libraries in Southern California. 

On Monday morning, November 8, Manuscript Society members will visit the Southwest Museum to hear 
an address by its Director, Carl Dentzel. That afternoon they will be at the Huntington Library where 
Director John Pomfret will chair a meeting with addresses by Allan Nevins on the history of manuscripts I 
and Raymond Billington on collecting manuscripts before World War I ("Harvard Raids the West"). The 
Society will travel to Camarillo on Tuesday for a visit to the Doheny Library, where Librarian Lucille 
Miller will display significant manuscripts from the collections. Jay Monaghan, Consultant to the Wyles , 
Collection of Lincolniana at the University's Santa Barbara campus, and Father Maynard Geiger, of the , 
Santa Barbara Mission, will speak on their experiences with manuscripts. 

UCLA will be host to the Society on Tuesday afternoon for luncheon in the Penthouse of Engineering , 
Building II and for a meeting chaired by Mr. Vosper. Professor Maurice Bloch, of the Department of Art, , 
will speak on "Documents and Connoisseurship in Art," and Professors Philip Durham, of the Department ] 
of English, and Everett Jones, of the Subject A program, will jointly present "The Search for the Invisible! 
Cowboy," a discussion of the research for their recent book, The Negro Cowboy. James Mink, University i 
Archivist, will talk about the UCLA campus and its history. Bookplates of Manuscript Society members j 
will be displayed at the Penthouse, and an exhibit of letters and documents of American statesmen is 
being shown for the occasion at the Research Library. An annotated catalogue of the manuscript exhibit I 
has been compiled by Mr. Mink, with an introduction by Mr. Vosper. Manuscript Society members will also! 
be given copies of the Library's 1964 publication, Aldous Huxley at UCLA, a catalogue of manuscripts inj 
the Huxley Collection compiled by George Wickes. [ 

At the annual banquet on the evening of November 9 the speakers will be William Matthews, Profes- 1 
sor of English at UCLA, with an address on Pepys's Boscobel Papers, and Professor Lawrence Thompson 
of the University of Kentucky, with an address on "The Incurable Mania," a study of one man's passion for 
collecting manuscripts. The Society will meet at the Clark Library on Wednesday for luncheon and an ' 
afternoon meeting chaired by Director Powell. Jake Zeitlin will speak on the Clark's scientific collec- j 
tions and William Conway will discuss the Library's manuscript collections. 



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Library School Dean Powell Will Be Succeeded by Professor Horn 

President Kerr and Chancellor Murphy announced last month that Lawrence Clark Powell intends to 
resign his position as Dean of the School of Library Service next June, and that he will then be succeeded 
as Dean by Andrew Horn, who is now Assistant Dean. 

In commenting on Dean Powell's plan to retire, Chancellor Murphy said, "Felicity of expression, 
commitment to books and the capacity to communicate this commitment to others, the love of learning and 
the love of his fellow man, integrity and courage — all of these which are his hallmarks have joined together 
not only to help build a great University library at UCLA but to create a legend. Both personally and 
professionally we shall forever be in his debt." 

Andrew Horn is widely known and respected among the librarians and faculty at UCLA, where he 
earned three degrees in history, culminating in the doctorate in 1943- (His library science degree was 
earned at the Berkeley School of Librarianship in 1948.) Most of his professional career has also been 
pursued at UCLA both as librarian and as professor of library service. He has also served as head li- 
brarian at Occidental College and at the University of North Carolina. Professor Horn's many friends on 
the staff are particularly pleased by his election as an able successor to Dean Powell. 



Conference on Latin American Library Problems 

Paul Miles, Assistant University Librarian, and Arnulfo D. Trejo, Assistant Professor of Library 
Service, represented UCLA at an inter-American conference, held in Washington from September 30 to 
October 2 under the sponsorship of the Library Development Program of the Pan American Union, de- 
signed to identify those library problems of Latin America which can best be resolved by outside tech- 
nical and financial assistance. The conference findings emphasized the needs for qualified librarians, 
for new library schools, and for more pilot libraries for Latin America, and high priorities were also as- 
signed to centralized cataloging, bibliographical control, and the publication of union catalogs. Librar- 
ianship would be further enhanced in Latin America, the conference participants agreed, by greater pro- 
vision of professional literature in Spanish and by the development of more reference tools, such as bi- 
bliographies and handbooks; additional books and audio-visual materials are also required in the effort 
to combat illiteracy in areas of need. The work of this conference, ably directed by Mrs. Marietta Daniels 
Shepard, Chief of the PAU Library Development Program, has provided many of the guidelines for an 
alliance for library progress. 



Publications and Activities 

Betty Rosenberg has published an article on "The College Bookstore in the United States" in the 
September issue of the journal of Documentation. 

Jerome Cushman has contributed a chapter, "Reflections of a Library Administrator," to a new book 
edited by Ralph W. Conant, The Public Library and the City, which will be published this month by the 
M.I.T. Press. 

Robert Lewis presented a paper on the MEDLARS Decentralization Project at UCLA at the Midwest 
Regional Group meeting of the Medical Library Association last month in St. Louis. 

Andrew Horn wrote the biographical sketch of William Eshelman for the October issue of the Califor- 
nia Librarian on the occasion of Mr. Eshelman's departing his position as head librarian at the California 
State College at Los Angeles for his new post as University Librarian at Bucknell University. 



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Children's Science and History Book Fair 

The Department of Special Collections has provided some seventy-five examples of early children's 
books, particularly those on natural history or other science topics, for the Children's Science and 
History Book Fair at the Los Angeles County Museum of History and Science. The exhibit may be seen 
at the Museum, 900 Exposition Park in Los Angeles, from November 8 to December 5. It will be open 
daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be closed on Mondays and on Thanksgiving Day. 



A Busy Year at the Clark Library 

The Director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Lawrence Clark Powell, has issued 
his annual report to the Library Committee for 1964/65, and the ever-increasing use of the Clark's col- 
lections for serious scholarly purposes is most readily evident in the Library's flourishing program of 
fellowships. H.R. Trevor-Roper, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, was highly visible both 
at the Clark and on campus as the 1964^65 Senior Research Fellow. A new program of post-doctoral 
fellowships brought six scholars from five universities to the Clark Library last summer for a six-week 
term of work on Restoration and early eighteenth-century drama under the direction of Emmett Avery, from 
Washington State University. And the annual Graduate Fellowship was for the first time granted to two 
UCLA doctoral candidates. 

In addition to a variety of societies, classes, and graduate seminars which met at the Clark Library 
during the year, the Library was host to three invitational seminars, on Seo-Latin Poetry. English His- 
toriography of the Seventeenth Century, and English Printing and Publishing in the Seventeenth Century. 

Only a few highlights of the year's acquisitions of rare books and manuscripts can be mentioned 
here. The Clark Library obtained 175 volumes published in the period (1641-1700) covered by Donald 
Wing's Short-Title Catalogue, a period in which the Library has very strong holdings; two dozen Crom- 
wellian broadsides were purchased; many ballad operas were added to an already outstanding collec- 
tion; the Eric Gill collection gained his manuscript journals, his library of several hundred volumes, and 
more of his manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, prints, and works of art; and the graphic arts collec- 
tion continued to grow by the addition of the works of modern fine printers. 

"I have saved until the very last," concludes Director Powell, "an acknowledgment of a great event 
which occurred this year: the opening of the Santa Monica Freeway, which brought the Library within 
minutes of campus — thirteen according to Professor Novak, twelve as claimed by an anonymous member 
of the staff. Any legal bettering of this time will be duly reported next year." 

Publications of the Augustan Reprint Society 

The Augustan Reprint Society, at the Clark Library, announces that it has issued as a special 
publication a facsimile reprint of John Ogilby's The Fables oj Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse, with an 
Introduction by Professor Earl Miner, of the Department of English. The work is a photographic repro- 
duction of the folio edition of 1668, on 211 pages and with 81 plates. Publication of this volume has 
been made possible by support from the Chancellor. It is priced at S4.00 ($2.50 to ARS members). 

Six regular publications will be distributed during during 1965/66 to all regular members (membership 
fee is $5.00 a year). The following items have been announced for publication: Thomas Traheme, Medi- 
tations on the Six Days oj the Creation (1717); Charles Macklin, The Covent Garden Theatre (manuscript 
of 1752); Roger L'Estrange, Citt and Bumpkin (1680); Daniel Defoe and others, .\ccounts of the Appari- 
tion of Mrs. Veal (ca. 1705); Henry More, Enthusiasmus Triumphatus (1662); and Bernard Mandeville, Aesop 
Dress'd or a Collection of Fables Writ in Familiar Verse (1704). 



November, 1965 99 

Lindley Bynum 

In the spring of 1944, when for the first time 1 visited UCLA in order to discuss with Lawrence Clark 
Powell the possibility of my joining his staff as head of the Acquisitions Department, we stopped by for 
an afternoon glass of sherry at the home of a jovial, ruddy-faced man whose opinion of me, so I gathered, 
would carry considerable weight with Mr. Powell. Apparently Lindley Bynum wasn't too disappointed, 
because it was soon agreed that I should move to UCLA that summer. 

Then shortly after my arrival one of my first memorable assignments involved Lindley Bynum in his 
official capacity. As special assistant to President Sproul his enjoyable lot was to seek out gifts for 
the University of California libraries, particularly of material relevant to California history. The Japan- 
ese Relocation Center at Manzanar, in the Owens Valley, was due to close, and Lindley Bynum in typical 
style had made arrangements with the director to deposit the Center's archives at UCLA. This was a 
particularly useful opportunity because members of the Sociology Department had been deeply concerned 
with the whole question of the war-time treatment of the Japanese-Americans. Thus I soon found myself 
in a University truck with "Pinky" Bynum, making my first visit to the dramatic Owens Valley country 
which he, with his love for the California scene, was pleased to display. 

From that time on, our paths crossed at many pleasant points — walking in the High Sierras, tasting 
California wines, listening to him sing Mexican folk songs, searching through bookstores —all pastimes 
which he richly enjoyed and the enjoyment of which he generously passed on to others. The UCLA Li- 
brary is studded with books and manuscripts that he directed our way, just as the memories of his friends, 
faced with his death a few weeks ago, are warmed by recollections of an original and wonderfully sweet 
person. 

R.V. 

Gift in Memory of Cora Sanders 

A complete set of the Limited Editions Club Shakespeare has been purchased for the Clark Library 
from gifts given in memory of Miss Cora Edgerton Sanders (1872-1964), Librarian to William Andrews 
Clark, Jr., and Curator of the Clark Library from 1934 until her retirement in 1943- These volumes, de- 
signed by Bruce Rogers and illustrated by Eric Gill, Robert Gibbings, W.A. Dwiggins, and others, re- 
flect Miss Sanders' interest in English literature and fine printing. A bookplate for the gift was designed 
and printed by William Cheney at the Press in the Gatehouse. 

A Record Year for Acquisitions 

The Acquisitions Department reports that the University Library added 190,356 volumes to its col- 
lections in 1964/65. This figure is a substantial increase over the 143,151 volumes added in 1963/64 
and the 150,975 volumes added in 1962/63- 



Those Frivolous Britons 

"Among the publications issued in connection with the new [UCLAj library is .4 Guide to Research 
Materials for Graduate Students, which is, in effect, an excellent brief bibliography of bibliographies and 
should prove invaluable to library school students. Perhaps the only criticism one is inclined to voice 
about this and other well-produced guides to the library is that, if experience with British students is 
any guide, they are unlikely to read or use anything so long and detailed: but perhaps American students, 
like Americans generally, are more serious minded than their British opposite numbers." (A. Anderson, 
"University and Research Library Notes," The Library Association Record, September 1965.) 



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Librarian's Notes 

Some recent Library personnel news will be of interest to the UCLA academic community. 

On July first Miss Page Ackerman, widely respected Assistant University Librarian since 1954, 
became the Associate University Librarian, in which position she is the Library's senior executive of- 
ficer, with special responsibility for budget, personnel, and general administration. 

Assistant University Librarian Paul Miles is in Santiago where for one or two years he will operate 
a Library Liaison Center for the joint University of California-University of Chile program. He will also 
lend his efforts toward improving the general level of library services at the University of Chile along 
lines recommended in a special report he prepared for the program. 

In the absence of Mr. Miles, Mr. Nelson Oilman as Assistant to the University Librarian will direct 
our building projects. Mr. Oilman is a graduate of USC and the Berkeley School of Librarianship. A 
former school teacher, he recently was administrative assistant to Mr. Miles. 

Mr. Anthony F. Hall, a member of the UCLA Library staff since 1959 and a graduate of Colby Col- 
lege and Columbia University's School of Library Service, now holds the title of Director of Library 
Systems Analysis and Development. He is thus responsible for planning and coordinating our experi- 
mental and operational approach to automation. 

The new Head of the Acquisitions Department is Mr. Norman Dudley, who had worked in the office 
of the University Librarian and on the College Library staff after recently completing work in UCLA's grad- 
uate School of Library Service. Following graduation from Harvard in 1948, Mr. Dudley had several years 
of successful business experience in banking, as a production control manager, and from 1955 to 1963 as 
Vice-President and Oeneral Manager of California Mercury Record Distributors, Inc. 

R.V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Shimeon Brisman, William Conway, 
Elizabeth Dixon, Norman Dudley, Nancy Oraham, Anne Oriffin, Frances Kirschenbaum, James Mink, 
Roberta Nixon, Lawrence Clark Powell, Arnulfo Trejo, Evert Volkersz, Robert Vosper. 



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December, 1965 



Wells of Fancy 

"In an age of dreary sameness in the mass 
media, it is indeed cause for celebration that 
the 'wells of fancy' have sprung up so plenti- 
fully during the last century," concludes Don- 
narae MacCann, Librarian of the University Ele- 
mentary School, in her article, "Wells of Fancy, 
1865-1965," in the December issue of the Wilson 
Library Bulletin. (Copies of a reprint of the 
article, bound in a special wrapper designed by 
Marian Engelke, will be available at the Refer- 
ence Desk in the Research Library.) Mrs. Mac- 
Cann has taken her title from one of the poems 
in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, for which 
the centennial is being celebrated this year. The 
centennial will be observed during the month of 
December in the Research Library with an ex- 
hibit of children's books and illustrations. 



The emphasis of the exhibit is upon works 
of fantasy. Many of the most delightful classics 
of children's literature were written in this genre, including the unforgettable Alice. As Mrs. MacCann 
points out, Alice is perhaps the pioneer work of fantasy; before 1865 there were few imaginative stories 
for children except folk tales and such unusual adult books as Gulliver' s Travels. After the publication 
of Alice, however, the works of fantasists began to appear with increasing regularity. Ptnocchio, the 
Italian classic, became available in English in 1892, and Rudyard Kipling, George MacDonald, and Edith 
Nesbit all wrote fine imaginative books for children. Many contemporary children's authors grew up with 
The Story of Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting. Such recent stories as The Tu enty-One Balloons, by 
William Pene DuBois, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl, and The Phantom Tollbooth, by 
Norton Juster, are in the same compelling tradition and exert the same timeless fascination. 

The Library's exhibit will feature books from the Department of Special Collections and the Univer- 
sity Elementary School Library, and also a number of original drawings for illustrations, some — including 
drawings by Edward Ardizzone — from the Library's collections and others on loan from the artists. Louis 
S. Glanzman, H. Berson, D. J. Watkins-Pitchford, Joseph Schindleman, Edgar Parker, and Jules Feiffer 
have sent examples of their original art work for the exhibit. Mr. Parker's sketch of "A Fearsome Beast" 
for The Duke of Sycamore is shown above, and Mr. Feiffer's illustration of a watchdog for The Phantom 
Tollbooth is reproduced on the last page of this issue. 




IQ2 UCLA Librarian 

Rare Scientific Works Are Exhibited in Special Collections 

Early books on mechanics are on display during December in the Department of Special Collections. 
These editions which have been acquired to strengthen the Library's history of science collections are 
among the earliest technical books published, and are often attractively illustrated with cooperplates or 
woodcuts. 

Among the books in the exhibit are two editions (Paris, 1583, and Amsterdam, 1680) of Spirilualium 
Liber, by Hero of Alexandria; Robert Fludd's Opera (1616-1638); The Mysteryes of Nature and An, by 
John Bate (London, 1634); and Agostino Ramelli's Le Diverse et Artificiose Machine (Paris, 1588). 

Also on exhibit is a late-sixteenth-century manuscript by Marco Bonino, an Italian engineer. His 
sketchbook is filled with meticulously drawn diagrams of many different machines and inventions. 

Books and Manuscripts of Ezra Pound 

"Ezra Pound: A Celebration for His Eightieth Year" will be exhibited in the Research Library through 
December 15. The display includes most of the first editions of Ezra Pound's poetry and prose works, and 
a selection of his personal letters, literary manuscripts, and corrected page proofs. All of the materials in 
the exhibit are from the Department of Special Collections. 

For Eastern Collection Given in Memory of Carroll Alcott 

The Carroll Alcott Memorial Library has been presented to UCLA by the Memorial Library Fund Com- 
mittee. John W. Luhring, Committee Chairman, made the presentation at a dinner on November 18 at 
General Lee's Restaurant in Chinatown, and Everett Moore accepted the gift on behalf of the UCLA Li- 
brary. The Friends of the UCLA Library participated by sponsoring a table at the dinner. 

The late Carroll Alcott was a resident of China for many years before beginning his career as a radio 
commentator. The Memorial Library is an important collection on the Far East formed by the late State 
Senator Samuel R. Geddes, of Napa. 

Scarce Medina Bibliography is Acquired 

The Library recently obtained a copy of one of Jose Toribio Medina's more elusive publications, his 
Bibliotheca americana: Catalogo breve de mi coleccion de libros relatives a la America latina con un en- 
sayo de bibliografia de Chile durante el periodo colonial (Santiago de Chile: Typiis Authoris, 1888), which 
was published in an edition of only ninety copies. The Bibliotheca americana is considered to be Medina's 
earliest work devoted strictly to bibliography. It is an alphabetical list of 2,928 titles on Latin America 
and the Philippine Islands, not limited in scope to Latin American authors but containing also works by many 
European and North American writers. Of special value are the occasional biographical notes on the authors. 

During his long and productive career, Medina compiled several other catalogues of the materials in his 
private library. In 1925 he donated his collection, by then numbering 22,000 books and 500 volumes of manu- 
scripts, to the Library of the University of Chile, and to commemorate this event catalogues were published 
of his manuscript and book holdings. Among Medina's works at UCLA are the Catalogo breve de la biblio- 
teca americana que ohsequia a la Nacional de Santiago ]. T. Medina . . . Libros impresos (2 volumes; San- 
tiago de Chile: Imprenta Universitaria, 1926) and the Suplemento, published by the University of Chile in 
1953-54 to commemorate the centenarv of Medina's birth. The Suplemento lists materials added to the Biblio- 
teca Medina since 1925. 



December, 1965 103 



'Ellen, or The Naughty Girl Reclaimed' —the Book and the Manuscript 

Several years ago the Department of Special Collections acquired for its Children's Book Collection 
an interesting item, Ellen, or The Naughty Girl Reclaimed. A Story. Exemplified in a Series of Figures 
(London: Printed for S. and J. Fuller, 1811). It is an unusual book because it has nine colored cut-out 
dresses and costumes to accompany the text. Ellen's head is removable and can be affixed to the dresses 
by means of paper straps on the verso of each cut-out figure. There are also two hats which match two of 
the dresses. 




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The text for these charming cut-out figures is more typical of the period: it is meant to improve, not 
merely to entertain, the child. But paper dolls, of course, are intended for enjoyment, and this was a 
considerable departure for an age in which children were subject to large amounts of High Morality. 
Ellen is one of the earliest examples of a child's book with cut-out figures. 

Our copy of Ellen has been one of the most attractive items in the Children's Book Collection, and 
now its interest is enhanced by the acquisition of the original manuscript of the book. (The manuscript 
was dated, but unfortunately the last two digits are missing and the remaining first two digits "17" tell 
us only that it was written prior to 1800.) Neither the manuscript nor the book provides a clue to the 
identity of the author. 

The text of the printed work follows that of the manuscript very closely, but there are differences. 
One of the changes suggests a mild exercise of censorship. On page seventeen of the printed text, the 
sixth line reads, "At sight of which her cheeks they glow'd," while the manuscript version had been, 
"At sight of which her bosom glow'd." Most changes, however, are minor differences in spelling and 
punctuation. 

The hand-colored engravings of the cut-out figures in the printed book show a remarkable fidelity 
to the water-color cut-out figures in the manuscript. The colors in the manuscript version are somewhat 
brighter and clearer," and the detail in drawing is more exact, but one is left with great admiration for the 
craftsman who reproduced the water-color drawings so accurately. 

Comparison with the manuscript of Ellen has incidentally brought to light a slight impoverishment 
in the printed version. Ellen has two hats in the printed book, but in the manuscript she has five! 

B. W. 



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Early Book on the History of Commerce 

A copy of the second edition of the Ordonnances royaulx de la jurisdicion de la prevoste des marchas 
& escheuinaige de la ville de Paris, printed in Paris in 1528, has recently been acquired for the Business 
Administration Library's Gross Collection of Rare Books in Business and Economics. The second edition 
is a greatly enlarged version of the 1500 edition and, according to Brunet, "est plus complete que le pre- 
cedente." 

In this work are published the laws of the city of Paris which regulated the merchant trade, and se- 
parate chapters include regulations on transportation and the sale of grains, wines, charcoal, salt, and 
other commodities. The laws appear to have accompanied a wave of commercial prosperity in Paris. A 
woodcut of Paris officials on the title page and twenty -four other woodcuts, with many repetitions for a 
total of fifty-nine illustrations, show the Paris merchants engaged in their trades. These blocks were also 
used in the first edition of 1500, and the block of the king and his courtiers has been traced to the Mer des 
histoires of 1488. 

The printing of the 1528 edition was apparently divided between Jacques Nyverd and Pierre le Bro- 
deur, with each issue bearing the device of one or the other printer, although both names appear on the 
title page and in the colophon. UCLA's copy has the device of le Brodeur. 

Lecture on Taste in Phototypography 

Hermann Zapf, distinguished calligrapher, designer, and typographer of Frankfurt am Main, presented 
a lecture on November 22 on "Typographical Taste in the Coming New World of Programmed Phototypo- 
graphy." His address was one of a series of lectures on Taste in Typography, sponsored by the UCLA 
Bibliographical Printing Chapel. 

Blanket-Order Acquisitions in the Eighteenth Century 

We suffer as yet a great deal from the want of a library . . . Will you give me leave to solicit your 
friendship to our College, in begging a few books from your friends for our library? The sweepings of their 
studies will be very acceptable in our illiterate wooden country. The lumber of the stalls in the streets of 
London, which are sold by weight, would make us truly rich . . . (From a letter on behalf of Carlisle Col- 
lege, m Pennsylvania, by Benjamin Rush to Dr. Lettsom, of London, dated April 8, 1785: submitted by 
L.R.C. Agnew, of the Department of Anatomy. ) 

Publications and Activities 

Michael Rosenstock has an article, "Ghana: A Librarian's View," in the Autumn issue of Censorship: 
A Quarterly Report on Censorship of Ideas and the Arts. 

Saul Cohen's address on "The Pleasures of a Semi-Impecunious Book Collector" has been published 
in the New Mexico Quarterly for Spring 1965. Mr. Cohen, a local attorney and bibliophile, first presented 
this paper on collecting Harvery Fergusson's works as the inaugural address for the Campbell Student 
Book Collection Contest last February. 

The address, "Down Where the Rockies End," delivered by Lawrence Clark Powell at the joint confer- 
ence of the Mountain-Plains and Pacific Northwest Library Associations in September, has been published 
in the Fall issue of the Mountain- Plains Library Quarterly. 



December, 1965 ^05 



Willis Kerr, 1880-1965 

Not many academic librarians in recent years have been able to retain a high reputation among their 
younger colleagues clear to the end of a working lifetime; the pressures and changes inherent in modern 
librarianship have been too great. But Willis Kerr, who died in retirement in Eugene, Oregon, at the age 
of 85 last month, was universally beloved and respected throughout that long lifetime. 

I can testify from my years at the University of Kansas that in Kansas, where he was Librarian of the 
Emporia State Teachers College from 1911 to 1925, he is still honored as an unselfish and pioneering 
figure in library education and in the extension of library service to rural areas. From Kansas he came to 
California, first as Pomona College Librarian and then from 1932 as the first Librarian for the Claremont 
Colleges. In that latter capacity his driving interest in the cooperative provision of library resources and 
services was brought fruitfully to bear on a peculiarly fertile field, the development of the Honnold Library 
as an instrumentality for the several colleges in the Claremont group. The collections he built into Hon- 
nold are a major resource for all of Southern California. 

A wise and gentle man, Willis Kerr was known especially for his youthful intellectual enthusiasm which 
remained unsullied by the years and for his warmly encouraging interest in the careers and ideas of 
younger people. No library problem was too small for his attention and no person too unimportant. Many 
of us feel we have lost a professional father. 

R. V. 

To Honor Berkeley's Three Million 

"When UCLA celebrated, in 1964, its two-millionth volume, this Library sent an incunabulum (of which 
we had two copies) to serve as UCLA's 2,000,001 [Albumazar's De Magnis Coniunctionibus. 1489J ■ 
Yesterday's mail from the South returned the compliment in the form of a handsome and interesting history 
of science source book, Le Diverse el Artijiciose Machine (1588) by .'\gostino Ramelli. Although Ramelli 
was chiefly concerned with hydraulics and the transportation of water— a subject ever of concern to southern 
California — the book has a special interest to librarians because one of the artful machines is the lazy 
reader's book ferris wheel, a device which can bring readily to hand any one of a number of books ensconced 
in the machine and is recommended by the author for avid readers suffering from the gout. TTiis attractive 
and unusual book, a nice recognition of our flourishing history of science collection as well as of our at- 
tainment of three million volumes, is displayed with other books chosen to illustrate the acquisitions of the 
year of the three-millionth book." f Donald Conc\. Unii'crsity Librarian on the Berkeley campus, in CU News, 
November 11.) 

Librarian's Notes 

Federal legislation to extend and enhance library service on a national basis was first instituted as 
recently as 1956 with the Library Services Act, now titled the Library Services and Construction Act and 
aimed specifically at rural and urban public library services. In the succeeding decade, and increasingly 
in very recent vcars, federal library legislation has become important enough to begin shifting the basic 
focus of .American librarianship. Traditionally the focus had been on local financing and on service to the 
local community, whether academic or municipal. As with educational services in general, this local focus 
has real values and is based in fundamental American political attitudes. However, the attendant disa- 
bilities, stemming from gaps and uncvenness in the national library service with the best service avail- 
able to the wealthiest urban centers, and from a declining local tax base faced with higher costs, have 
given rise to requests for federal support. Increasingly today, then, the focus of library service and of 
library service and of library funding is national rather than local. 



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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 contained generous provisions for upgrading 
school library collections and services. Hopefully this will bring school libraries somewhat more realis- 
tically in tune with modern needs. The floods of bright high school students who regularly call on uni- 
versity and public libraries for help are the direct result of intensified educational needs not met ade- 
quately by the school libraries. 

The more recently enacted Higher Education Act of 1965 provides in Title II for the first broadly 
based federal funding in support of academic library book collections, joint library services, library educa- 
tion, and research. One small section in Title II is remarkable in its implications. Drafted by the As- 
sociation of Research Libraries, it will give to the Library of Congress the funds and mandate to extend 
its foreign procurement programs and to speed up its cataloging services so that these functions will more 
closely match the modern global needs of academic research. Title II will not be funded until the coming 
session of Congress, and at this point it is uncertain how far its immediate impact will extend beyond 
clearly "underprivileged" institutions. Its fundamental intent, however, is epoch-making. 

In tandem with Title II the recent Congress also enacted the Medical Library Services Act of 1965, 
which also waits on the coming session for funding. This is a comprehensive and carefully designed 
piece of legislation supporting all aspects of modern library services in behalf of the health sciences: 
collections, buildings, training, coordinate services, and so on. 



A ma 
humanitie 



jor disappointment was that the farsighted act establishing a national foundation for the arts and 
s failed in its final versions to include library support, despite specific advice from the Com- 
mission on the Humanities. The blame 
here, in my judgment, rests less on the 
Congress than on the academic commu- 
nity. It seems clear to me that the new 
foundation will generate important re- 
search which many libraries will be un- 
able to backstop with adequate collec- 
tions. Then the librarians will be chas- 
tised. It is urgent that requesters of 
research support confer in advance with 
their librarians in order that the library 
implications will be clearly forseen, with 
an eye to informing the new foundation 
officials of the quandary that is posed 
and of the inherent federal responsibil- 
ity to support research with adequate 
tools — in this case, libraries. 

R. V. 




UCLA Librarian is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Conlributors to this issue: Charlotte Georgi, Jean Tuckerman, 
Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting, William Woods. 



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Volume 19, Number 1 January, 1966 



The Jazz Musicians of New Orleans 

"The Face of New Orleans Jazz," the principal exhibit in the Research Library this month, is a 
display of photographs by Jack Hurley, graduate student in history at Tulane University, and official 

photographer for the Jazz Archives 
at Tulane. Books, paintings, posters, 
brochures, and announcements have 
also been assembled for the exhibit. 
A number of the leading New Orleans- 
style musicians now living in the Los 
Angeles area attended the exhibit's 
opening ceremonies on January 6. 

Mr. Hurley has explained that he 
has "tried to capture the vitality of the 
music, the people who play it, and the 
people who react to it," and his photo- 
graphs depict such characteristic New 
Orleans folkways as jazz parades, fu- 
nerals, cornerstone ceremonies, church 
celebrations, and playing music for the 
tourists in the French Quarter. 



New Orleans jazz is the perennial 
invalid of the musical world. It has 
been buried and all but forgotten many 
times as new musical styles swirl in 
and out of popular favor. Always . how- 
ever, a hard core of enthusiasts has 
continued to listen to, study, play, and 
insist upon the survival of this musical 
form of the nineteen-twenties. They 
range from the group of business and 
professional people who make up the 
I'Vie^.-,? , cvTS-i-u. New Orleans Jazz Club of Los Angeles, 

to a lone medical student in England 
Oeorge ewis ^.^^ knows every recording made— where, 

when, and with whom — by trombonist 
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The men who make the music (their average age is over 62) play with the same joyful vitality of their 
performances in the twenties. And when they honor one of their own, Louis Armstrong, by playing "Hello 
Dolly," this show tune becomes a home-grown New Orleans jazz number, especially when De De Pierce 
sings the chorus in French as well as English. 

The folk content of the music, reflecting the traditional customs and attitudes of these musicians, is 
still being documented, but the years are taking their toll. In 1965 Papa John Joseph died while playing 
bass at Preservation Hall; he was 90 years old. Within the same week, well-known pianists Lester San- 
tiago and Joe Robichaux died. There is little time left to hear the men who helped to invent and preserve 
what some have said is the one specifically American contribution to world culture. Records are still 
issued, reminiscences are tape recorded, but the experience of the music, which for some becomes an ex- 
perience of the soul, reaches few people. 

Jerome Cushman 

School of Library Service 

Early Photographs of Los Angeles 

In 1963 the Department of Special Collections acquired a lengthy unpublished manuscript history of 
Los Angeles entitled. The Life of Los Angeles, City of the Century (described in the UCLA Librarian, 
March 22, 1963, and in "California Notes," Southern California Quarterly, September 1963). The manu- 
script history was based on an extensive collection of manuscripts and printed materials assembled by 
George W. Hazard during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Los Angeles. A large num- 
ber of early photographs of Los Angeles formed a significant part of the collection. 

Hazard intended to publish a definitive history based on his collection, but his work was never com- 
pleted, and on his death in 1914 the collection of source materials was acquired by his editor, Verne 
Dyson. The collection was sold by Mr. Dyson in 1940 to private collectors and antiquarian dealers in 
New York. 

The photographs were acquired by the New Jersey bookseller, William F. Kelleher, who sold them 
sight unseen to William J. Holliday, the celebrated collector of Western Americana. Mr. Holliday, disap- 
pointed by the lack of photographs relating to the West in general, placed the collection on the market 
through Edward Eberstadt & Sons, of New York, and when the Eberstadt firm was unable to reach a satis- 
factory agreement with him, the photographs were sent to Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles and sold 
to a local collector in 1943- The collection had now come full circle and returned to the scene of its as- 
semblage. 

"My first recollection of George W. Hazard," wrote Ernest Dawson to the collection's new owner, "is 
about 1898 when I was working in Henry Ward's Bookstore. ..where the Alexandria Hotel now stands. Mr. 
Hazard was a frequent browser and watched our new purchases and urged Mr. Ward and me to watch out 
for photographs... of early Los Angeles... He frequently showed me pictures that he had found and men- 
tioned the names of early Los Angeles families in connection with photographs he had secured. He also 
seemed to take more interest in his photographs than in any business he might have had on hand... From 
the period we moved to Hill Street in 1908, until his death, George W. Hazard was a frequent visitor. 
During those years he went from office to office with a roll of pictures, photographs of early Los Angeles, 
which he sold with a view to their being framed and hung in offices. I frequently come across these pic- 
tures as 1 enter offices to this day [l943] . Mr. Hazard during his last years would come in the shop and 
when anyone would listen he would talk of early days in Los Angeles and particularly of families that 
were well known. He was never a bore. He was so enthusiastic himself about all these historical matters 
that he entertained others whether or not they themselves were particularly interested in the subject." 

Once more the Hazard-Dyson Photograph Collection has been offered for sale. Robert Weinstein, 
the Library's Consultant on Photographic Collections, has selected more than two thousand of the photo- 



January, 1966 




graphs to add to our pictorial holdings on early Los Angeles. Representative of the many rare and un- 
recorded photographs are twenty-five examples of the work of William Henry Fletcher, a Los Angeles 
commercial phtographer of the 1880's. The accompanying photograph, an example of Fletcher's work, 
is of the Southern Pacific Roundhouse on North Alameda Street, taken during the late 1880's. It is dis- 
played in the hallway of the Department of Special Collections, together with other examples from the 
collection. Fletcher left the photographic business in 1889 to become a pioneer investor in the Los 
Angeles oil industry. Less than fifty examples of his work have been located and no more than ten of 
his glass negatives have been identified. Mr. Weinstein suggests that his negatives were very likely 
acquired by C. C. Pierce and other Los Angeles photographers of the period, who reproduced them with- 
out credit. 



J.V.M. 



'Words to Music' at the Clark Library 



If the spirit of William Andrews Clark, Jr., sometimes returns to the Library he left to UCLA, it was 
surely there one Saturday in December when a seminar was held on seventeenth century English music. 
The noble drawing room in which Clark played chamber music with his own string quartet rang to the 
music of Nicolas Lanier and Henry Purcell. 

The speakers who illustrated their papers with piano, song, and tape-recorded music were Professor 
Vincent Duckies, of our sister campus at Berkeley, and Professor Franklin B. Zimmerman, formerly of 
use and now at Dartmouth College. The moderator was Professor Walter H. Rubsamen, of UCLA. Par- 
ticipants in the ensuing discussion were musicians, musicologists, and just plain music lovers from 
throughout Southern California. 

This was the fourteenth in the notable series of invitational scholarly seminars begun in 1952. 
Three more are scheduled between now and June, on alchemy, literature, and bibliography. 



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UCLA Librarian 



The College Library Move Begins 

The College Library awaits the arrival, now projected for late this month, of the new furniture for 
its remodeled areas. As soon as the furniture is in place, the barrier in the foyer of the College Library 
Building will be removed and the new turnstiles will be activated, allowing public access to the second- 
floor main reading room, rotunda, and book stacks. Public services will continue uninterruptedly through- 
out the move, while the College Library's collections and services are brought up from Stack Level 2. 
As soon as Level 2 has been cleared of College Library books, it will be reassigned as stack space for 
the Oriental Library. It is hoped that relocation on the second floor will be completed by the opening of 
the spring semester. 

During the Christmas recess two preliminary moves were effected which will make the final reloca- 
tion substantially easier. The College Library's general book collection in classifications A to P has 
been moved up two floors to its eventual location on Stack Level 4, already open to the public. In addi- 
tion, the College Library's periodicals, which remain temporarily on Level 2, have been reshelved by 
title rather than by call number, and current unbound issues have been placed on the open shelves in file 
boxes after each run of bound volumes, thus consolidating all holdings for each title. Robert Weir, who 
heads the College Library's Circulation Section, and his special move crew carried out these operations 
with speed and precision, and kept all books constantly available during a period of intensive student 
use of the collections. 



Institute Will Compile Handbook on Data Processing for Libraries 

A substantial grant from the Council on Library Resources, announced last month at the Council's 
office in Washington, D.C., will enable the University's Institute for Library Research to compile a hand- 
book on data processing for libraries. Robert Hayes, Director of the Institute, will be in charge of the 
project, which is planned for completion in two years. 

The handbook will be a compilation of materials from many sources on the application of data pro- 
cessing systems in libraries, and will be designed particularly to be of use to individual libraries. It 
will include techniques for analyzing methods of performing clerical tasks, and criteria for evaluating 
such techniques in terms of a particular library's purposes. 



Designs of Czech Artist Acquired by Exchange 

As a fringe benefit of the Library's exchange relationships with other libraries, we have recently 
acquired examples of the designs of the Czech artist, Alfons Mucha, one of the leaders of the Art Nou- 
veau movement. A staff member had commented to our Gifts and Exchange Librarian that he was finding 
it difficult to unearth Mucha's designs for stamps, bank notes, and coins which the artist had executed 
for the newly established Czechoslovak state just after World War I. Since the Library has established 
an extensive and amicable exchange with the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, we wrote to Dr. Frank 
Horak, Director of its Library, and asked for help, and were told in reply that the Academy would consult 
with the artist's son. 

Early in December a package arrived from Prague containing stamps, bank notes, a postcard, and 
a commemorative medal designed by Mucha. The covering letter explained that none of the material was 
available by purchase but that the Prague library would be pleased to receive from us, on exchange, 
American publications of equivalent value. 

F.M.B. 



January, 1966 



Chinese Archaeology in the Oriental Library 

The unique continuum of Chinese culture, unbioken from neolithic times to the present, has endowed 
China with an exceptionally rich archaeological heritage, and it has also developed in the Chinese a 
strong sense of pride in the achievements of their ancestors. This, in turn, caused them to undertake 
various types of archaeological studies at a relatively early date which were far ahead of anything being 
done by their western contemporaries. Around 100 A.D., for example, there was compiled an etymological 
dictionary based largely upon early bronze and stone inscriptions. This work is still used today in de- 
ciphering ancient inscriptions on newly excavated bronzes. 

Because of the Chinese predilection for the written word, much more attention was paid at first to 
the inscriptions than to the objects upon which they appeared. Nevertheless, in 1092 a magnificent 
catalogue of more than 200 ancient bronzes was printed from carved wooden blocks. These objects, from 
three palace collections and thirty-seven private collectors, were treated in a very modern manner: each 
object was illustrated, complete measurements and provenance were given, inscriptions were transcribed 
into modern writing and fully discussed, and the date of the object was determined from evidence in the 
incription or upon stylistic grounds. A similar but much larger catalogue, treating about 800 bronzes from 
the Imperial Museum, was printed in 1125. 



The accuracy and usefulness of 
these early woodblock catalogues can 
be judged by comparing the two illus- 
trations of bronze vessels shown here. 
Both vessels came from the same site, 
but the example shown in Figure 1 was 
found in the eleventh century and the 
reproduction is from our 1601 edition 
of the K'ao ku t'u, the catalogue pub- 
lished in 1092. The other vessel was 
discovered around 1930 and the drawing 
in Figure 2 was made from a photograph 
of it. 



UCLA's Department of Oriental 
Languages was organized in 1947 with- 
Figure 1. Figure 2. out benefit of any Chinese or Japanese 

books in the Library. The first large- 
scale purchases of Chinese books were made in 1948 and 1949 when this writer was in China. Special 
efforts were made to obtain both early and current archaeological works at that time —the last opportunity 
for an American to browse in bookshops (or anywhere else) on the mainland. Subsequent visits to 
Chinese bookstores in Japan over a number of years have served to augment our holdings, especially 
those of earlier periods. A rough check against a standard bibliography of Chinese archaeological works 
published in 1935, the ^.hin shih shu lu mu, shows that UCLA has about 75 percent of the 1,200 titles 
listed. The great majority of these works belong to the traditional period and were written from the tenth 
century through the first quarter of this century. 





The old or antiquarian period of Chinese archaeology is sharply divided from the modern period 
because scientific excavation was not practiced in China until 1928. After a spectacular start with sig- 
nificant discoveries, further progress was delayed by the Sino-Japanese war and the following civil war. 
The establishment of the People's Republic of China by the Communists in 1949 initiated a period of 
unprecedented, indeed almost frenzied, archaeological activity. Much of this resulted from accidental 
finds and salvage archaeology during large-scale engineering projects, but much of it was also due to 



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systematic archaeological surveys and planned excavation. Activity in excavation was matched by equal 
activity in publication, and scholars in this field were soon faced with a veritable flood of writings, both 

monographic and serial. Figure 3 typifies modern 
archaeological publication in China. It is a photo- 
graph of good quality of a pottery bowl from a well- 
documented and richly illustrated monograph devot- 
ed to the excavation of a single neolithic village 
in the northern part of the country. 

The Oriental Library has done everything pos- 
sible — within budgetary limitations —to keep 
abreast of this rising tide of archaeological informa- 
tion on the history and culture of ancient China. 
We have complete files, for example, of the three 
major serial publications in the field: Weri wu 
(Culture), which gives brief reports of important 

finds as soon as they are made; K' ao ku (Archae- 
Figure 3. 

ology), which gives lengthier and more scholarly 

reports; and K'ao ku hsueh pao (Journal of Archaeology), which is on a par with western technical jour- 
nals except for the quality of photography. 




It is not always, however, simply a matter of entering a subscription and waiting for the journals to 
arrive. During a recent paper shortage on the mainland, serials were not sent to the west. Fortunately, 
we were able to fill the gaps thus caused by obtaining photographic reproductions from Japan. Another 
serial, Li shih yu k'ao ku (History and Archaeology), was urgently needed but no copy could be found 
in this country. This time we obtained a microfilm copy from the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, reproduced 
it by Xerox, and made it available to other libraries. We have done almost as well with the large number 
of excellently produced monographs, but we still lack some which were printed in very small editions. A 
check of two Chinese bibliographies of archaeology covering the publications in "new" China from 1949 
to 1959 and from 1959 to 1964 shows that we have about 80 percent of the titles listed. 

We have also made special efforts to obtain all the works of the famous scholars, both Chinese and 
Japanese, who bridged the transitional period between the old and new archaeology. As a result, we now 
have fairly complete collections of the works of such Chinese writers as Lo Chen-yu, Jung Keng, Tung 
Tso-pin, Liang Ssu-yung, Li Chi, and Kuo Mo-jo, and the Japanese scholars Umehara Sueji, Kaizuka 
Shigeki, Harada Yoshito, and Hamada Kosaku, among others. The Japanese have long been active in the 
study of Chinese archaeology, and we have tried to acquire all of their journals and monographs in this 
field. Among the most impressive and richly illustrated Japanese works of recent years, we have the 
monumental Vnko sekkutsu no kenkyu, a definitive study in 32 folio volumes of an important group of 
early Buddhist cave-shrines in northwest China, the Sekai bunkashi taikei (Outline of World Cultural His- 
tory) in 27 volumes, and the Sekai kokogaku taikei (Outline of World Archaeology) in 16 volumes. 



In short, we have a very strong collection for the study of the archaeology of China. There still 
remain gaps to be filled— and this is especially true of the older works which not only are important his- 
torically but are still useful in spite of their age, for they are constantly referred to in current Chinese 
studies. Such works must have suffered a high mortality rate during the paper shortage mentioned earlier; 
Chinese newspapers at the time referred to the pulping of old books for the making of new ones. 

A faculty member recently had to consult a work written in 1296 on the archaeological remains of the 
ancient capital of Changan, the Lei pien Ch'ang-an chih, but a careful search proved that the book was 
unknown both in this country and in Europe. Mrs. Man-Hing Mok, Head of the Oriental Library, finally 
located the only known copy of this work in one of the great Chinese libraries in Japan, and we now have 



January, 1966 



a reproduction of it in our own collections. In this and other ways, she and her staff are constantly 
striving to improve the quality of our holdings in Chinese archaeology. 

Richard C. Rudolph 

Department of Oriental Languages 

Newly Established Clearinghouse on Foreign Manuscript Copying 

The Center for the Coordination of Foreign Manuscript Copying, which was established in the Manu- 
script Division of the Library of Congress last summer through a grant from the Council on Library Re- 
sources, is designed to serve as a clearinghouse for information on projects undertaken by American scholars 
and institutions to photocopy manuscripts in foreign libraries and archives. The information thus gathered 
will supplement the Sational L'nion Catalog of Manuscript Collections, calling attention to a considerable 
bodv of material which either is in process of being acquired in photocopy or has not, for various reasons, 
been reported to the National L'nion Catalog. One desired result will be to avoid duplication of effort and 
expense in repetitious copying of manuscripts. 

The Center plans to send information about the program to scholars and university libraries in the 
early spring, but meanwhile wishes to obtain whatever information can be supplied. An official of the 
Center, J. Jean Hecht, recently visited UCLA to request that faculty and Library staff members supply 
him (at the Information Office, Room G-107, Main Library Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 
20540) with information they might have regarding projects of UCLA departments, centers, institutes, or 
individual scholars which include the microfilming of manuscripts outside the United States, and also 
information on any microfilms of foreign manuscripts now on campus which are not listed in the catalog 
of the Library. Copies of such reports should also be sent to the Head of the Acquisitions Department 
in the University Research Library. 



Negro History Week and the Spingarn Collection 

UCLA's annual observance of Negro History Week will be opened this year by Dr. Arna Bontemps, 
eminent Librarian of Fisk University, sensitive writer and literary critic, and one-time Angeleno and 
UCLA student. He will speak in Haines Hall 39 on Tuesday, February 8, at 3 p.m., on "Old .Myths —New 
Negroes," incidentally reading from his poetry and reminiscing about his boyhood in Watts. Friends of 
the UCLA Library, as well as faculty and students, are invited to hear and meet a man whose novels, 
poems, and plays (a number in collaboration with his friends Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes) have 
charmed a generation of children and adults. 

The Bontemps lecture will also serve to announce a recent UCLA Library acquisition, the 5000- 
volume Arthur B. Spingarn Collection of Negroana. Selections from this remarkable assemblage of books 
by and about American Negroes will be on display in the Research Library during and following the week 
of February 7. In a later issue we intend to report more fully on the Spingarn Collection, which is cer- 
tainly the most impressive of its kind in the West. Recently the press announced that Mr. Spingarn, at 
the age of 87, had resigned from the Presidency of the NAACP, a position he had held for 26 years. .Mr. 
Spingarn had been a founding member of the organization. 

University Extension is planning other lectures and special events for Negro History Week. 

R.V. 



UCLA Librarian 



Symposium on Archival Administration Will Meet at UCLA 

The UCLA campus will be the host for a Symposium on Archival Administration on Wednesday, 
February 2, in Room 1200, Schoenberg Hall. James Mink, the University Archivist, has arranged the 
program and will serve as chairman, and he will also speak on the history of UCLA. Other participants 
in the program include, from this campus, Elizabeth Dixon, Oral History Librarian, speaking on "Oral 
History and Archives," Robert Weinstein, the Library's Consultant on Photographic Collections, on 
"Photographic Collections in Archival Repositories," Professor Roger Daniels, Department of History, 
participating in a panel discussion of "The Scholar's Use of Archives," and Professor Eugen Weber, 
Department of History, who will open the program with a welcoming address. 

The Symposium is jointly sponsored by the Society of American Archivists and the National Archives 
and Records Services of the U.S. General Services Administration. Attendance at sessions is open to any 
interested faculty or staff members. The registration fee, which includes luncheon at the Faculty Center, 
is $3.00. Detailed information on the program may be obtained from Mr. Mink, Room 120H, College Li- 
brary Building (telephone extension 7574). 



Publications and Activities 

Frederick Freedman is serving as General Editor of the music titles published by the De Capo Press, 
of New York. The latest work in the series is a two-volume facsimile reprint of an eighteenth-century 
edition of The Catch Club, or Merry Companions, being a Choice Collection of the S\ost Diverting Catches 
for Three and Four Voices. 

Everett Moore has published an article, "A Library Burns in the Los Angeles Riot," in the December 
issue of the ALA Bulletin. His report tells of the burning of the Willowbrook branch of the Los Angeles 
County Public Library in the Watts area and explores possible motivations for the act. 

Remarks by H. T. Swedenberg, Professor of English, on "The Rediscovery of John Dryden," recorded 
at the Clark Library on November 17, were scheduled for broadcast on FM radio station KPFK on Janu- 
ary 12 (7:30 p.m.) and January 15 (12 noon). KPFK's printed program for January reproduces two illus- 
trations from Clark Library materials. 

Carlos Hagen has contributed an article to the magazine .\udio, in the November issue, entitled 
"Application of Dual-Track Techniques to Lecture Recording." 

Robert Vosper's report on The Farminglon Plan Survey: A Summary of the Separate Studies of 1957- 
I'^bl was published in October as number 77 of the Occasional Papers issued by the University of 
Illinois Graduate School of Library Science. 

Mr. Vosper's "Libraries and the Inquiring Mind," his inaugural address as President of the American 
Library Association last July, has been published in the Congressional Record of November 12, at the 
request of Senator Wayne Morse. 

Louise Darling presented a paper on "MEDLARS: A Regional Search Center" at the second Institute 
on Information Retrieval, held at the University of Minnesota in November. 

Lawrence Clark Powell's review of Queen Calafia's Island, by R. L. Duffus, was published in the 
New York Times Book Review of November 21. 

An article on Inkeri Rank's work as a librarian and a teacher of Finnish at UCLA appeared in the 
December 7 issue of the Amerikan Vutiset, a Finnish-American newspaper. On December 12 Mrs. Rank 
addressed the Finnish Independence Day festival in Los Angeles. 



January, 1966 



Viells of Fancy, 1863-1965, the article by Donnarae MacCann in the Wilson Library Bulletin for 
December, was issued last month as an offprint in a specially designed cover for distribution at an 
exhibit of children's book illustrations in the Research Library. Copies are available from the Gifts 

and Exchange Section. 

The Clark Library has published, as the latest in its series of seminar papers, Some Aspects of 
Seventeenth Century Printing with Special Reference to Joseph Moxon, by Carey S. Bliss, Curator of 
Rare Books at the Huntington Library, with an Introduction by Ward Ritchie, printer of Los Angeles. 

Andrew Horn and James Mink will serve as chairmen at the second annual Conference of the Uni- 
versity Archivists of the University of California, to be held at UCLA's School of Library Service on 
January 31 and February 1. 

C. R. Dodwell, Fellow and Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge, lectured on "The Bayeux 
Tapestry and the French Epic," on January 11 in the Humanities Building. His address was sponsor- 
ed by the School of Library Service and the Friends of the UCLA Library. 

Lawrence Clark Powell's portrait, by Mrs. Richard Aldington in 1950, is reproduced on the cover 
of the December 15 issue of the Library Journal, and his life and career are the subject of an article by 
Richard Dillon, "Profile: Lawrence Clark Powell, Renaissance Man in a Flip-Top Age." Mr. Dillon, 
head of the Sutro Library in San Francisco and quondam City Correspondent of the iCLA Librarian, has 
a second article in the same issue, "Confessions of a Fellow Traveler," in which he writes of children's 
books and Frances Clarke Sayers. 

The Library has published the Report of the University Librarian to the Chancellor for the Year 
1964 65, copies of which have been sent to Library staff members, faculty, and many other persons and 
institutions. A limited supply of additional copies is available at the Gifts and Exchange Section. 



Miss More Retires 

Miss Helen Gould More, who had served on the Library staff since 1943, retired at the end of De- 
cember 1965. As the head of the Continuations Section of the University Library's Catalog Department, 
Miss More had for these twenty-two years been in charge of the cataloging of serial publications, which, 
at the close of last year, numbered some 30,000 annually. When she assumed this responsibility only a 
few thousand volumes were processed each year. 

As Mr. Vosper and Mr. Engelbarts said of Miss More at the staff dinner in her honor, she has been a 
devoted cataloger of these materials for the greater part of her career. The UCLA Library's spectacular 
growth during the post-World War II years has involved her in a great responsibility for keeping up with 
the cataloging demands of this ever-expanding collection of serial publications. Not a little of her at- 
tention has been given to the working out, through consultation, committee work, and careful planning, 
of better methods for bringing these complex and vital materials under better control. 

Miss More's professional zeal and her cordial and equable nature have made for remarkably success- 
ful relations with all who have been associated with her. She has been properly praised on her comple- 
tion of a valuable career for having made a unique contribution to the University Library's growth into a 
major facility for research. Her many friends will surely miss her, but they are grateful for their associa- 
tion with her, both in the Library and in wider professional activities. They are pleased that she looks 
forward to an active retirement. 

E.T.M. 



10 UCLA Librarian 



Photoduplication by Omnia 

While studying comparative texts of movement and dance notation in Europe recently, I ordered Xerox 
copies of several books. As were many other libraries, the Staatsbibliothek in Munich was cooperative 
with its services when brief excerpts were needed. Because of the time required to analyze entire vol- 
umes in the library, the head of the library copy service introduced me to a representative from Omnia. 

The Staatsbibliothek, the Universitatsbibliothek, and a number of other institutions have made 
arrangements whereby the Omnia firm (Hanauerstrasse 30a, 8, Munchen, 54, Germany) can check out 
valuable old documents for single-copy reproduction for scholars. The catalogue data supplied to Omnia 
must be as specific as possible, and, depending on the availability of the requested materials in the 
libraries, the photocopies should be received by the reader in the United States within six weeks. Omnia 
borrows the materials from the libraries and assumes responsibility for their return. One can order film, 
cut -page copies, book block copies, or Xeroxed material completely bound; the cut-page order proved very 
satisfactory and by far the least expensive for my purposes. Information is freely supplied on the copying 
work, with suggestions as to the best method of reproduction and the estimated expenses (postage and 
insurance costs are added to the Omnia charges). The reproductions have prevent to be exact, distinct, 
and in the size ordered. 

Juana de Laban 
Department of Dance 

Librarian's Notes 

Anyone who would despair that university students are casual about academic work or completely 
bemused by teach-ins and other popular sub-academic matters should have observed the locust horde of 
book-hungry students that descended on the Library over the Christmas-New Year's recess. Almost 
every campus library that I visited during those two weeks was swamped. 

Every study seat in the College Library Building was filled and diligent students were tucked away 
in oases of the vast old stack now being remodeled. A faculty friend reported to me with some chagrin 
that he had made the mistake of briefly leaving his seat in the Biomedical Library, with his papers piled 
on the table, only to return and find a determined squatter in his place. The staff at the Engineering and 
Mathematical Sciences Library service desk were shifting so briskly from telephone to lines of patrons 
that I felt downright frivolous in wishing them a happy 1966. The Research Library lobby seethed every 
day and all day like Grand Central Station at 5 p.m. In one hour on December 27th, 421 call slips were 
despatched to the stacks and on January 3rd 3,773 readers were admitted to the stacks (the highest 
figure yet). General book loans were 31 percent heavier than a year ago, and graduate reserve loans 270 
percent heavier! 

Our own earnest students were in competition not only with each other, but also with slightly more 
than 1,000 students from other universities and colleges home in Los Angeles for the holidays (sic). I 
only trust that UCLA students who went elsewhere were given equally generous treatment. 

I feel obliged on this occasion to report to the UCLA academic community that in my observation 
the Library staff dealt with this truly staggering pressure with commendable cordiality, efficiency, and 



persistence. 




R.V. 




UCLA Librarian is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 90024. 




Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Fay Blake, Ann Briegleb, Norman Dudley, Norah 




Jones, James Mink, Everett Moore, Lawrence Clark Powell, Patricia Raley, Robert Vosper. 






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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNrA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 19, Number 2 



A Puzzle Solved 



February, 1966 



"For the improvement of Gentlemen, Ladies, and others, in several Arts and Sciences, as well as 
the agreeable Diversion of CARD-PLAYING, there are Publish'd Forty entertaining Packs of Cards, 
curiously engraven on Copper-Plates. Sold by J. Lenthall, Stationer, at the Talbot against St. Dunstan's 
Church in Fleet-Street, London." 

A broadside with this provocative heading was distributed on the streets of London circa 1717. 
Following this introduction are individual descriptions of twenty-four English decks of educational, 




cfke/i Cards, ulab^^, Spheres 
tACukemuULCdl £ oaLei . 'if.Jrj/irum" 
for Sen k.LailcL ,jruir7ianj/ jC^ur 
Qtri^Wf^ in. UtrLd , Silf^r . Steell . 
3r-a/f.Jj'i>ri^ . &? Waai. ilnd the 
h^ Quirti<JCifr^ k. £rinta. at zf 
^uufj^Arrruj IcuLrlrei at QuirirLa 
^j-o/i AsA-A^ainJl tfu^Ruraate 
Tx^LOTLne tn (amhiU 

ThO TvrrMtL^JiatkenvUuui/ 
Jr^tr-um' tTLok^r to u KrKS-S 
"t-o/i exj^tHeiajfCaje/ti/- 
Ji^herr are taiu/ht all frarUo/ the 

Mathematicks 




Jrtu raj-itu is S .ji.i tj be fumjl^J u.- j' 
2i'jrLi ntjir ^juViars /WO* t^ ^ ' 
mif/lH/ unprayemj^ftradt If 'Nkvi'^atuiu, 
aJ/oSuryei/i/i^.t^lCinjini^ Jij^awzj i-^ ■ 



Figure 1. Mathematical playing cards. (Clark Library collection.) 

political, and "pastime" cards as well as sixteen decks "explained in Dutch and French." One finds, 
in looking over the list, that it was possible to be edified by "Mathematical Cards wherein those 
instruments are exactly delineated and apply'd to their Operations. With a printed Book of their Use. 
By the late ingenious Mr. Tuttle." One could be politically educated by "Royal Cards, describing the 
glorious Victories and most illustrious Actions in the Reign of her late Majesty Queen Anne," or amused 
by "Love Cards or the Intrigues and Amusements of that Passion merrily displayed." A few of the packs 
have offered with them "a book of the Use of the Cards." To locate in twentieth-century collections 



12 UCLA Librarian 



both these unusual cards and the books explaining them has proved to be interesting and puzzling; a 
good deal of detective work is sometimes necessary. 

Such cards "for the improvement of Gentlemen, Ladies, and others, in several Arts and Sciences" 
served a dual purpose. Each deck had the customary 52 cards with the traditional suit symbols so that 
they could be used for the currently popular games of basset, whisk, picquet, and gleek. However, the 
traditional markings were compressed until they occupied only one-fifth or one-sixth of the card space, 
leaving room for political, educational, or humorous engravings. These tiny pictures with explanatory 
phrases provide us with a delightful commentary on the social thought of the late seventeenth and early 
eighteenth centuries. 

The Clark Library possesses three decks of these fascinating cards —one presenting views of the 
turbulent days of the reign of James II; another comprising a concise geography of the world as it was 
then conceived to be; and a third deck (see Figure 1) describing mathematical instruments used by 
artisans in their daily work — the Tuttell cards. (A number of cards from two of these sets are shown in 
the UCLA Librarian of March 8, 1963.) 

We know very little about most of the original publishers of the cards of this period. Advertise- 
ments in newspapers or books are our most fertile source of such facts. On the King of Clubs of the 
mathematical deck, together with the coat of arms of England in the reign of King William III, we find 
an advertisement of the wares of "Tho. Tuttell, Mathematical Instrument maker to the King's most 
excellent Majesty." Besides tending his shop and teaching, Thomas Tuttell found time to work with 
James Moxon on a revision of a popular book of the period, Joseph Moxon's Mathematicks Made Easie, 
which was offered for sale in 1700 both by James Moxon and by Thomas Tuttell. 

Joseph and James Moxon had discovered that educational playing cards could be popular and pro- 
fitable merchandise as early as 1676. Four unique decks of educational cards designed by them were 
issued and reissued over a period of forty-five years. First, their carving cards appeared in black and 
white with a book of their use in 1676. That same year brought the astronomical cards priced at Is. if 
plain, 2s. if colored, and if "best coloured and the Stars guilt at 5s." Geographical cards were issued 
in 1677, "wherein is exactly described all the Kingdoms of Earth. ..Very useful to all young Students in 
Geography. Set forth by James Moxon. Price Is.; coloured 3s.; best coloured and Towns gilt, 5s." and, 
after Joseph's death, James tried another subject — geometrical cards in 1697. 

As an additional sales feature, three sets of cards had books describing their use for another six- 
pence each. The Genteel Housekeeper' s Pastime, or the Mode of Caning at the Tabic instructed the 
purchaser in this domestic art. Although the book was advertised as early as 1676, only the 1693 edi- 
tion is known today. And only the later edition of The Use of the Astronomical Playing Cards has been 
found in modern libraries: it proposed to "teach an ordinary Capacity by them [the cards] to be acquainted 
with all the Stars in Heaven — very Useful, Pleasant, Delightful, for all Lovers of Ingenuity." There was 
no explanatory booklet to accompany the geographical cards, but the geometrical had The Use of the Geo- 
metrical Playing Cards. 

It would appear that Thomas Tuttell, through his association with James Moxon in the last years of 
the seventeenth century, became interested in publishing a set of cards of his own design which would 
bring to public notice the many fine mathematical instruments for sale in his own shop. Presumably his 
interest arose at the time that he and James Moxon were revising Joseph Moxon's book. In any event, 
Tuttell seems to have issued his cards in 1700, as the earliest advertisement for them is found in the re- 
vised book which was issued that year. 

A copy of the third edition (1700) of Mathematicks Made Easie is in the Clark Library (Figure 2). In 
the last pages are advertisements for various books, playing cards designed and printed for Moxon, maps. 



February, 1966 



13 



^atl)ettiaticks maue caftc. 

Or a Mathematical 

DICTIONARY. 

EXPLAINING 
The Terms of Arl and difficult Phrafes ufed 
in Arithmetick, Geometry, Aftronomy, 
Aftrology , and other Mathematical 
Sciences, wherein the true meaning of 
the Word is rendred, the Nature of the 
thing difculfed, and (where need reijuires) 
illuftraied with apt Figures and Dia- 
grams. 
With an jlf^indixt containing the Quantitiet of 
all rorti of Weight! and Meafures, the Cha- 
ra^eri and meaning of the Marks , SymbplB, 
or Abbreviation! commonly ufed in Atiths. 



By Jof. Moxon Mtmiir if lii gcfti Siciclj, Mut 
Hj,irtgr4fitT >• rhi KiMgi »«»/? gxctllttt lUtjifly. 



The Third Edition Correfted and much Enlarged, 
with ihc Definition, Explanation, Nature and 
Meaning of the Principal Mathematical In- 
ftrument!, illuOrated on Copper Plates cu- 
rinudy Engraven. 

B; J. Mo^on tt the Atlas ia Warwick-line, 
tad Tho.Tuttel I Muthemdticul ln;':rumrnt- 
KM/t^rro /if KINGS Mijl Exc.lknt Mi- 
jtfij, tt the King's Anns iii Globe iif 
Charing-crofs, tni rx^mji the Royal Ex" 
'change in ComhilL 



Inittn, Printed for 7 «*x« »t tl-e ^rl.-i m If* 

aid Tin. -nicult tr the Kiij^'i A'rii iri GUit ac (^*.rr;'n^. 
Cr«yj,^jnd acaiotl tJie fle>.t/ £rffe.*;/^( ii Cer'./f/i/. 17c 



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Figure 3. Frontispiece plate from Tuttell's 
Mathematical Instruments. (Clark Library collection.) 



Figure 2. Third edition of Moxon. 
(Clark Library collection.) 



THE 



USE 

Of the Mathematical 

T/aymg ■■ Cards, 

Invented by the late Ingeujouj 

Mr. T U T T E L. 



WHEREIN 

All the Inst ru m e n t s are 
cxajfily deliniated, and Hiftorically 
apply d to their various Uses. 



LONDON: 
Hiefe C A K D s are fold by J. LenthaH, 
StaiioiKf, at the TMot near St. Dunfitn't 
Church in f/c««-Jir(f(, I717' 



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Figure 4. Tuttel on the use of the 
cards. (Courtesy of the Bodleian 
Library.) 




Boit.ir? Delin. 



J-Sai-aj,- /.'//.'/■ 



Figure 5. Wrapper for the playing cards. 
(Courtesy of the British Museum.) 



14 UCLA Librarian 

and the like, which could be purchased at Moxon's stationery shop, and there is also a list of the merchan- 
dise available from Thomas Tuttell, whose cards are priced twelvepence the pack. 

Interestingly enough, all four copies of this edition of Moxon's book known to the author have bound 
with them a twenty-six-page booklet. Mathematical Instruments, by Thomas Tuttell, published in 1701 
(Figure 3). There was some reason to believe that this might be the book of the "Use of the Cards" 
advertised by Lenthall in his broadside. However, the book makes no direct reference to the playing 
cards. Another edition of these two books bound together appeared in 1705, and again we find the adver- 
tisement for the cards but no mention of a book of their use. 

When John Lenthall issued his broadside about 1717 describing the cards he then had for sale, he 
mentioned the mathematical instrument cards and the book as being by "the late ingenious Mr. Turtle." 
Thus we can assume that Tuttell died between 1705 and 1717. 

Last summer while at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, the writer unexpectedly came across a copy of 
The Use of the Mathematical Playing-Cards, Invented by the late Ingenious Mr. Tuttel, wherein All the 
Instruments are exactly deliniated and Historically apply'd to their various Uses. London: These Cards 
are sold by ]. Lenthall, Stationer . . . 1717 (Figure 4). The book has not heretofore been noted in play- 
ing card literature. A careful comparison with Tuttell's 1701 booklet on Mathematical Instruments shows 
it to be a new work dealing with the same subject and referring to various instruments as being on cer- 
tain of the playing cards. Here is without doubt the booklet to which the Lenthall broadside alludes. 

However, Lenthall was presented with a problem when, in 1717, he desired to reissue the Tuttell 
cards. The design on the King of Clubs included not only the coat of arms at the time of King William 
III, who died in 1702, but an advertisement for merchandise sold by Tuttell, who also was now dead. 

Examination of four existing decks of these cards shows that someone did up-date the King of Clubs. 
The pack at the Clark Library and one pack at the British Museum have the William III arms. Another 
pack at the British Museum and a deck in the New York Public Library have a different picture and a dif- 
ferent text on the King of Clubs. Lenthall, when he wanted to reissue the cards, seems to have had the 
plates completely re-engraved, because several cards show changes in lettering. Actually, the second 
engraver made close copies of the old designs, and also worked up a new design for the King of Clubs — 
an illustration and a discussion of "Building" that fit in admirably with the rest of the pack. 

One question which naturally comes to mind is: Who was involved in the designing and engraving 
of the cards? "Boitard Delin" and "J. Savage Sculp" are provocative clues found on a playing card wrap- 
per (Figure 5) for "Turtle's Mathematical Cards." Is this wrapper from the earlier 1700 or the later 1717 
edition of the cards.' Did these artists work only on the wrapper or did they work on the cards as well? 

Francois Boitard (1670-1715) and his son Louis Pierre Boitard both were designers and engravers 
in London for at least part of their lives. But Louis Boitard's work has not been dated earlier than 1738. 
John Savage was an engraver and printseller in London, from 1680 to 1700 according to several biographi- 
cal dictionaries. One might at first conclude that the wrapper was prepared for the first issue of the cards 
except for the spelling of the word "Turtle." In the books of which Tuttell was author and on the adver- 
tisement on the King of Clubs which we know to be issued during the lifetime of Thomas Tuttell, we find 
the name always spelled "Tuttell." On the wrapper and in the Lenthall broadside, it is spelled "Turtle." 
Therefore, on the point of workmanship the known facts do not seem to give a clear conclusion. 

Out of fragments found in institutions in both the United States and England — the Clark Library, the 
New York Public Library, the British Museum, and the Bodleian Library — we catch a fleeting glimpse of 
the life and times surrounding an unusual shop wherein were sold curious playing cards and "instruments 



February 1966 15 

generally us'd in Navigation, Surveying, Dialling, Gauging, Gaugers, Gardeners, Builders, Shipwrights, 
Bricklares, Stone cutters and all Artists," a shop lovingly presided over by the ingenious Mr. Thomas 
Tuttell, "Mathematical Instrument maker to the King's most excellent Majesty." 

Virginia Wayland 

(Mrs. Wayland, of Pasadena, long a student of the history of playing cards, has used many 
libraries, including Bodley's, the British Museum, and the New York Public Library, in her 
pursuit of such heretofore elusive facts as she has reported here for the UCLA Librarian. 
She and her husband, ]. Harold Wayland, Professor of Engineering Science at the California 
Institute of Technology, have, in fact, both used our libraries from time to time for a number 
of years.) 

Exhibit of Guy Endore's Books and Manuscripts 

On exhibit in the Research Library this month is a selection from the books and literary papers of 
Guy Endore, largely from materials in the Department of Special Collections. Mr. Endore, a resident 
of West Los Angeles, is the author of a number of historical novels, including Voltaire'. Voltaire'., The 
King of Paris (on the life of Alexander Dumas), and the recently published Satan's Saint (on the Marquis 
de Sade), as well as such other novels as Methinks the Lady and Detour at Night. For many years Mr. 
Endore has given to the UCLA Library the manuscripts and research notes accumulated in the writing of 
his books, and such delightful pieces as his elaborately conceived doodles, several of which enliven 
our exhibit. In return, we have been able to assist him in his extensive researches for his historial 
novels. 

The manuscript drafts and galleys of Mr. Endore's novels in the display show different stages in 
the evolution of his books and the meticulous care he has taken in revising and polishing the earlier 
versions. Two manuscripts of Methinks the Lady, for example, are on exhibit in addition to Mr. Endore's 
manuscript of the screen play, filmed with the title Whirlpool. The many foreign editions of The King 
of Paris, one of Mr. Endore's most popular books, are included in the exhibit. Also displayed is a copy 
of Selections from Satan's Saint, illustrated with original lithographs by Robert Hansen and published by 
the Tamarind Lithography Workshop of Los Angeles in an edition of 44 copies. Mr. Hansen's evocative 
lithographs ably illustrate the inner meaning of Mr. Endore's powerful novel. 

Bibliothecaire Makes 'Afrique' Cover 

Cover girl — in a polka-dot swim suit — for the September-October issue of Afrique and subject of a 
brief article with a more soulful photographic portrait is Miss Kadidia Kiello, the beautiful nineteen-year- 
old Princesse Peulh of Upper Volta and librarian at the Centre Culturel Franco-Voltaique of Ouagadou- 
gou. "Avec sa vitalite et sa gentillesse," the awestruck caption writer says- "Kadi...compense I'aus- 
tere froideur qui generalement regne en ces lieux de travail et de reflexion." 

Thanks to Mr. Lempertz 

Perhaps this newsletter is as good a place as any for a brief acknowledgment to a long-time bene- 
factor of the Library. At frequent intervals since 1949, Thomas Q. Lempertz has quietly continued to 
send us local imprints, pamphlets, broadsides, theater programs, brochures, and other items to be added 
to our growing collection of Los Angeles materials. The regular appearance every few weeks of a neat 
package from Mr. Lempertz has become a familiar sight in the Gifts and Exchange Section, and little by 
little our indebtedness to this donor has grown to impressive proportions. Special thanks for his help in 
building our collections have long been due Mr. Lempertz, and we tender them gratefully now. 

F.M.B. 



16 UCLA Librarian 



The Research Library Exhibits Selections from the Spingarn Collection 

The UCLA Library has taken the occasion of the University's commemoration of American Negro 
History Week as an appropriate time to inaugurate the exhibition of its recent acquisition of the Arthur 
B. Spingarn Collection on the Negro. The collection consists of some 5,000 volumes by and about 
Negroes, particularly Negroes in the United States, but also those in Africa and the Caribbean. 

Most of the books in the Spingarn Collection are by Negro authors, and the titles include many 
obscure and scarce items of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There is more extensive re- 
presentation of recent works by prominent writers, and many of these books are signed by their authors, 
some with dedications to Mr. Spingarn. A major portion of the collection will be housed in the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections. 

Mr. Spingarn, who was President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo- 
ple for twenty-six years, resigned from that post this year at the age of 87. He had previously served 
for almost thirty years as a Vice President of the NAACP and as chairman of its national legal com- 
mittee. As one of the first white lawyers to specialize in civil rights, he and his brother, Joel Spingarn, 
had been among the founders of the NAACP. His private collection reflects his extensive interests in 
the welfare and progress of the Negroes. 

Professor Roger Daniels, of the Department of History, has supervised the selection of represen- 
tative books for the exhibit, which will be shown in the Research Library through March 6. Some 
prominent figures whose books are displayed are William E. B. DuBois, Robert Weaver, Walter White, 
Jackie Robinson, E. F. Frazier, George Schuyler, and a U. S. Congressman from Mississippi during the 
Reconstruction period, John Roy Lynch. Two famous Caribbean scholars, Eric Williams and George 
Padmore, are represented by their works. Among specifically literary authors, there is a generous selec- 
tion from the "Harlem Renaissance" group, including Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude 
McKay. The exhibit also includes books by John Hope Franklin, Benjamin Quarles, and L. D. Reddick, 
who have spoken on campus in former years during Negro History Week. 

One case in the exhibit contains materials by and about the noted author and librarian, Arna Bon- 
temps, who presented the opening lecture for the campus observance of Negro History Week on February 
8. We are particularly pleased to acknowledge the significant part played by Mr. Bontemps in assisting 
the Library to acquire the Spingarn Collection. 

Gift of Materials on the Taiwan Economy 

Neil H. Jacoby, Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration, has given his collection 
of several hundred books and documents on the economy of the Republic of China to the Library. Most 
of the materials will be kept in the Business Administration Library, and Chinese-language items will 
go to the Oriental Library. His gift supplies an important resource collection on the Taiwan economy 
to be added to the holdings of international business materials in the Business Administration Library. 

Among the materials in Dean Jacoby's gift are runs of several serial publications, such as the 
Industry of Free China, the Economic Review of the Bank of China in Taipei, and the annual reports of 
the China Development Corporation, and also various documents and reports which serve as primary 
sources of data on financial and industrial activities in Taiwan. Much of the collection was assembled 
in the course of Dean Jacoby's assignment last year to head a special mission for the Agency for Inter- 
national Development to evaluate the effects of American economic aid to Taiwan and to make recom- 
mendations for better management of future aid programs. His report, Aid to Free China: An Evaluation 
of United States Economic Assistance to the Republic of China, 1951-1965, has been prepared for publica- 
tion this year. 



February, 1966 17 

The College Library in Its Promised Land 

Quietly, during the intersession, the College Library entered into its inheritance. The beautiful 
old rotunda and the main reading room of the College Library Building have at last been reopened, their 
remodeling and refurnishing completed, and they are now the lively center of undergraduate library ser- 
vice. 

In the building foyer the high wooden barrier has been removed, and at the foot of the central stair- 
case a new bank of turnstiles has been installed to control the open-stack core of the building. At the 
head of the stairs, the Reference Desk is now immediately accessible, just beyond the arches leading 
into the reading room. While the high ceiling and dome preserve the essential unity of this room, new 
bookcases have been added to the wall shelving to create reading alcoves. The large central alcove 
defines the reference area and contains the full reference collection, while literature classifications fill 
the other alcoves. The room has been relighted, and the new furnishings, arranged in groups allowing 
for maximum individual seating, are most attractive. 

Across the rotunda, on either side of the stack entrance, are shelves for New Books, with comfort- 
able seating for browsers. The new Circulation Desk has been located to the west of the rotunda, and 
the Card Catalog to the east of it. 

The book stack itself is now freely open. The College Library's periodicals, both bound and un- 
bound, are arranged by title on the rotunda level (Stack Level 5), and the remainder of the book col- 
lection is shelved on Level 4, directly below. The Research Library materials which have been left 
in the College Library Building, awaiting completion of the second unit of the Research Library, re- 
main where they have been shelved for some months: classifications L, Q, R, and S on Level 3, and T 
at the north end of Level 4. The stack has been relighted, air-conditioned, and to some extent repaint- 
ed, and many study carrels have been installed among the books. A remodeled and refurnished reading 
room has also been provided on the first floor of the west wing. The Reserve Service will continue in 
its location on the first floor of the east wing. 

It seems a particularly fortunate aspect of the program of library development at UCLA that the 
original building should have been designated as the center for undergraduate service. It has the 
practical advantage of accessibility, being conveniently set in mid-campus, near the Student Union, 
on the established paths between the sciences and the humanities, and between the sororities and the 
residence halls. Beyond this, it is a building which catches the imagination and around which memo- 
ries cling. One of the first structures at UCLA, it was built with an attention to rich detail which can 
no longer be duplicated, and it has a beauty and a character which are uniquely its own. Undergraduates 
especially, with their curiosity and freshness of vision, will know how to appreciate it as a setting for 
their reading and study, and will remember it with affection long after they have left the campus. 

N.E.J. 



Access to the Government Publications Room 

With the opening of the remodeled central portion of the College Library Building, routes of 
access to the Government Publications Room, on the second floor of the east wing, have been greatly 
altered. The GPR has been brought within the area controlled by the exit turnstiles of the College 
Library; readers should therefore go to the central rotunda on the second floor by using the main stair- 
way from the entrance lobby or by taking the stairway in the west wing, and from the rotunda through 
the card catalog area to the east wing corridor. The elevator and stairway at the north end of the east 
wing will provide access to the third floor (the Education and Psychology Library) and, on the second 
floor, to a window of the Book Copying Service, but not to the Government Publications Room. 



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Opening of the Campbell Book Collection Competitions for 1966 

In this year's Robert B. Campbell Book Collection Competitions, the eighteenth annual, there will 
for the first time be offered separate series of first, second and third prizes for undergraduate students 
and for graduate students. Prizes of $125, S50, and $25 in books are to be selected by the winners in 
the two contests and purchased through Campbell's Book Store. The undergraduate prizes are donated 
by Mr. Campbell, the original donor of the competition, and include $25 in books or manuscripts for the 
first prize winner from an anonymous donor. The graduate prizes, new this year, are given by the Friends 
of the UCLA Library. 

The contest judges this year will be Adolph T. Brugger, Dean of Students on the University's River- 
side campus, Clifton Fadiman, author, and Paul Zimmer, manager of the UCLA Students' Bookstore. 
Potential contestants may obtain informational brochures at any campus library and may consult with 
members of the arrangements committee: June Armstrong, Reference Section, Engineering and Mathemati- 
cal Sciences Library; David R. Smith, Reference Department, University Research Library; and Evert 
Volkersz (Chairman of the 1966 Competitions), Department of Special Collections, College Library Build- 
ing. The deadline date for entries is April 15. 

Notes on Clark Library Acquisitions 

Love Mottoes, another deck of engraved playing cards, has been acquired by the Clark Library, ac- 
cording to a half-yearly report recently issued by the staff. Each card in the complete set of fifty-two 
has an engraved picture with a matching English verse motto. The cards date from about 1700. This is the 
fourth set of cards in the Clark collections; the Library had earlier acquired Geographical Playing Cards, 
Political Scenes during the Reign of James II, and Mathematical Cards (the last being the subject of 
another article in this issue.) 

For its manuscript collection, the Clark Library obtained the commonplace book of Sir George 
Sondes, Earl of Feversham (1600-1677), a Royalist poet whose estate was sequestered under the Com- 
monwealth and whose younger son. Freeman, murdered the older son, George, in 1655. The bound manu- 
script, written in at least two hands, includes thirteen Latin poems, which are believed to be unpublished, 
and philosophical and other writings in its several hundred pages. The Library also acquired a collection 
of 82 broadsides of trials, confessions, and the like, published in London or Edinburgh from 1681 to 1702. 
Many of the titles are apparently not recorded in any form in the principal bibliographies of the period. 

The Huntington Library already has a copy of a book by John Playford, Musick's Delight on the 
Cithren (London, 1666), which was newly added to the music collection at the Clark Library; our copy, 
however, has been interleaved with pages on which the archaic musical notations of the text have been 
written in modern notes. 

Many of the new acquisitions are recorded in Donald Wing's Short-Title Catalogue of English books, 
1641-1700, a period of Clark concentration. An early novel which the Library has previously had only 
on microfilm, but now has in the original, is Agiatis, Queen of Sparta (London, 1686), by Pierre d'Or- 
tigue, sieur de Vaumoriere; the Wing bibliography recorded only two other American copies of the book. 
Three books of practical science by Robert Anderson were acquired. The Genuine Use & Effects of the 
Gunne (London, 1674), To Hit a Mark as Well upon Ascents. ..as upon the Plain (London, 1690), and To 
Cut the Rigging & Proposals for the Improvement of Great Artillery (London, 1691); Wing reported several 
English locations for each of these, but in America only the University of Michigan Library had copies 
of the first two and no library had a copy of the third. An early sale catalog, another new addition, was 
not listed in the Wing bibliography: Pinacotheca Archetiparum Imaginum; Raccolta Volante d'Intagli 
Curiosi; Cabinet de Tallies Douces...A Collection of Excellent Prints & Drawings to he Sold XIII Febr. 
1688; At the House of Mr. Dads (London, 1688). 



February, 1966 19 



Clark Library Announces Senior Research Fellow 

Herbert J. Davis, retired Professor of English at Oxford University, scholar of eighteenth-century 
literature, and editor of the works of Jonathan Swift, will be in residence at the Clark Library during 
the spring semester as Senior Research Fellow. He will be available for consultation by graduate stud- 
ents, who may make appointments by calling 731-8529. 



Publications and Activities 

Lawrence Clark Powell has written on Southern California literature in an article, "Strictly Local " 
in the Southern California Quarterly for December. 

Dr. Powell is one of the contributors to a recently published book, Richard Aldington, an Intimate 
Portrait, edited by Alister Kershaw and Frederic-Jacques Temple (Southern Illinois University Press, 
1965). 

Elizabeth Dixon has published an article on "The Implications of Oral History in Library History" 
for the January issue of the Journal of Library History. 

In the same journal is Andrew Horn's review of Mark Hopkins' Log and Other Essays, by Louis 
Shores. 

Frederick Freedman has been appointed a consultant for Choice: Books for College Libraries, 
published by the Association of College and Research Libraries. 

A revised edition of the i'CLA Library Guide for Undergraduate Students for the Spring semester 
was published this month. 

An informational brochure on the Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions for 1966 
has been designed by Marian Engelke and will be available on request at all campus libraries. 

Lorraine Mathies writes a column, "Literature in Review," for each issue of the Academic Therapy 
Quarterly, a new journal which began publication last Fall. 



New Street Address for the Clark Library 

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The address of the William Andrews Clark' MemoriaTUibrary has been changed from 2205 West Adams 

Boulevard to 2520 Cimarron Street, at West Adams, 'Los 'Angeles, California 90018. The Library may be 
conveniently reached from the Santa Monica Freeway, either edst- or west-bound, by taking the Arling- 
ton Avenue off-ramp, and thereafter proceeding south on Arlington two blocks to 25th Street, east one 
block to Cimarron, and south one-half block to the entrance to the Library parking lot on the east side 
of the street. The former pedestrian entrance gates on West Adams Boulevard are no longer used. 

Anti-Digitalism In the Good Old Days 

"It may be safely claimed that fewer errors occur with class marks composed of two or three dig- 
its and a letter (provided the letter is plainly written), than with those of four or more digits. Experience 
with telephone four-figure numbers corroborates this." (J. C. Rowell. Classification of Books in the 

Library, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1915.) 



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Librarian's Notes 

May I urge all of the faculty who give undergraduate courses to visit the revamped College Library, 
which is now accessible through the turnstiles in the lobby of the former main library building. I think 
you will enjoy the experience, and it may well suggest more effective library support for your teaching 
programs. Miss Norah Jones, the College Librarian, and her staff are eager to discuss the facilities 
and opportunities with you. 

My colleagues and I are delighted that now UCLA undergraduates have a library setting as appeal- 
ing and useful for most of their needs as is the University Research Library for advanced academic 
work. 

Additional facilities, including listening equipment for tapes and records and a display gallery for 
maps or prints and other graphic material related to course assignments, will be developed in later 
stages of the remodeling program. 

The book collections, now numbering nearly 100,000, will also be increased and varied on the basis 
of experience and on the basis of advice from students and faculty. The intention is to provide a col- 
lection that will be thoroughly useful for most undergraduates in most of their classwork. Additionally, 
it is to be a collection that is liberalizing, stimulating, and encouraging, over and beyond assigned re- 
quirements. This is why we have specifically titled it the College Library. In these terms its col- 
lections and reading accommodations will, 1 am sure, appeal on occasion to all students, and even faculty, 
when they do not require the extensive and complex facilities of the Research Library. 

R. V. 



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90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Fay M. Blake, Ann Briegleb, William 
Conway, Edna Davis, Charlotte Georgi, Norah E. Jones, Helene Schimansky, David Smith, Jean Tucker- 
man, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 19, Number 3 March, 1966 



California Photographs by Louis Stellman 

Louis J. Stellman, an author and journalist who wrote extensively about life in California, was 
also an excellent photographer. Stellman, who was born in Mar\'land, spent much of his life in Cal- 
ifornia, beginning as a telegraph operator on Alca- 
traz Island during the Spanish American War. Later 
he held jobs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and 
points between, primarily as a journalist and edi- 
torial writer. 

The Department of Special Collections has ob- 
tained a number of Stellraan's photographs from 
Richard H. Dillon, Librarian of the Sutro Library, 
in San Francisco, who had used several of the pic- 
tures to illustrate his book. The Hatchet Men: The 
Story of the Tong Wars in San Francisco's China- 
town (New York: Coward-McCann, 1962). One group 
of photographs depicts San Francisco's Chinatown 
around the turn of the century, recording much of its 
street and home life. .Men still wore queues, funerals 
were interesting spectacles, the merchants did most 
of their business out in the streets, and the bloody 
era of the tong wars had not yet come to an end. 
Stellman's photograph of Mon Yuen, a Chinatown mu- 
sician, is reproduced in the accompanying illustration. 

Another part of the collection records the Mother 
Lode country in the early 1930's. Many of the remain- 
ing landmarks retain the flavor of the gold rush days: 
the ruins of an old brewery, hotels and stores, re- 
sidences, and ruins. However, during the Depression 
days, interest in gold had not died out, and, as many 
of the photographs show, a small living could still be 
made panning the rivers. The Mother Lode country was the setting for a photography by Stellman of a 
more modern version of Bret Harte's Yuba Bill, described in the picture's caption as "much younger but 
none the less forceful, who mined and drove trucks in the mountains of Yuba County. One of Bill's 
playful tricks was to pick up live rattlesnakes by seizing them just back of the head, holding them near 
his face, and spitting tobacco juice into their opened jaws. He declared that this killed the snake, 
which is a point for nicotine users to consider." 

E.V. 




22 UCLA Librarian 



The Carroll Alcott Collection on Exhibit 

The Research Library has on exhibit until April 9 a representative selection from the gift of books 
presented to UCLA las't November by the Carroll Alcott Memorial Library Fund, sponsored by friends 
and associates of the late Carroll Alcott, the journalist and radio commentator. Alcott, who had lived 
in China as a newspaperman before his illustrious career with radio station KNX, was intimately ac- 
quainted with events in the Far East from 1926 until after the end of World War IL As a fitting memo- 
rial, his friends chose to acquire in his name a collection of more than 1,300 books on the Orient, 
formerly the personal library of State Senator Samuel Geddes of Napa County. 

The Alcott Collection is especially strong in books about the formation of "New China" and the 
emergence of the present Communist regime, but it also includes a substantial number of books about 
Japan, Tibet, and Indo-China. There is an interesting group of nineteenth-century accounts written by 
Western travelers to China and Japan, and there are also several handsome Oriental art books of the 
1920's and 1930's. 

This gift complements UCLA's resources for research in Oriental studies, as represented in both 
the Research Library and the Oriental Library. A selection of books from the Oriental Library is shown 
with the Alcott Collection, including albums of Chinese paintings from the Sung Dynasty, histories of 
Chinese woodcuts and pottery, works on Noh plays and costumes, and scholarly studies of Buddhism 
and Japanese astronomy. A few modern art folios from Mainland China and from Taiwan are shown, con- 
trasting with the charming miniature publications of the Japanese Woodcut Society. 



Automation Advances in the Research Library 

A significant step forward in the automation of library procedures was taken on February 17 when 
the Circulation Department of the Research Library put into operation a new data collection system at 
the Loan Desk and the exit charge desks. The inauguration of one of the first IBM 1030 data-collec- 
tion systems to be used in a library was celebrated by a brief "ribbon-cutting" ceremony attended by 
Vice-Chancellor Charles E. Young, Head Circulation Librarian James Cox and colleagues, members of 
the Library Systems staff, and Assistant University Librarian Everett Moore. 

The use of teleprocessing equipment, or card readers, at the charge desks for the transmission of 
information from machine-readable book cards is an important change in the IBM Circulation Control 
System originally installed in November 1962. Under the new procedures a book is charged out by the 
insertion of the book card containing a machine-readable call number, preceded by a card with a machine- 
readable transaction number, into a data-collection unit at one of the charge desks. The call number of 
the book and the transaction number are automatically transmitted to a remote card punch, located in 
the Circulation Department's data-processing room, where a punched card is produced containing the 
numbers and certain other information. This card is used to duplicate the punched call number into the 
charge card originally filled out by the borrower. The charge card will then be placed in the loan file 
as a record of the loan transaction. 

The use of book cards will significantly reduce the amount of keypunching necessary to prepare 
loan file records and will eliminate some filing procedures which were performed in the original system. 
Since keypunching is the slowest and most error-prone step in the data-processing operations, the use 
of the permanent book cards, from which accurate data can be transmitted automatically, is an especial- 
ly important advance in the technique of circulation control. The changes should result in greater 
speed and accuracy in maintaining the circulation files and in the system of charging books. 

The efficiency of the new procedure is dependent upon the use of book cards. Some 265,000 book 
cards were prepared by the use of computers from machine-readable call numbers on nearly 540,000 



March, 1966 



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charge cards saved during nearly three 
years of operation of our original IBM 
charging system. These cards, al- 
ready keypunched with call numbers 
under our former system, eliminated 
the need for further keypunching for 
those books which they represented; 
and since all were for books which 
had circulated to readers at least 
once, they were considered likely to 
be needed again. (A by-product of 
the operation was a complete listing, 
in call-number order and by frequency 
of loan and by status of borrower, of 
all regular book charges made from 
November 1962 through July 1965.) 

During the Fall semester and the 
early weeks of this semester, the Cir- 
culation Department staff placed near- 
ly 150,000 book cards in the appro- 
priate volumes, and the insertion of 

the remaining original cards continues. In the meantime, books which do not have book cards are char- 
ged manually, and book cards are made for them while they are out. When the books are returned, the 
book cards are pulled from a waiting file and placed in the books. 



Messrs. Cox, Moore, and Young at charge desk. 



An important third step in the improvement of our book-charging procedures, which will do away 
with the need to fill out call cards for books, will come when all library users will carry machine- 
readable identification cards, bearing Social Security numbers, to be used together with the book cards 
to charge books. The teleprocessing units now in use are able to read and transmit punched data from 
such identification badges as well as from cards. Staff members in the Chancellor's Office are now 
working on the design of identification badges for students, faculty, and staff, in cooperation with the 
Library and other departments of the University. The Library plans to issue identification badges to 
its own staff for use in a pilot project later this Spring. 




Mary Grasshof, Alan Trist, Carol Borchering inserting book cards. 



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The IBM 1031 data-collection units are completely compatible with computers. We hope that with- 
in the next three years we can connect the terminals to a computer in the Library, creating an "on-line" 
circulation-control system which will eliminate the processing of a loan file in card form. The loan 
file will then be in computer disc storage to which additions and deletions can be made instantaneously 
by the insertion of book cards and borrowers' identification cards into a terminal. The file will be con- 
sulted by a typewriter connected to the computer, and answers will be printed out immediately. Over- 
due notices, recalls, hold notices, and bills for overdue fines or replacement charges will be produced 
automatically at high speed by the computer. The College Library and the other campus libraries can 
be connected to the central computer to utilize its services as a central loan and information file. The 
computer can also be used for the control and processing of centralized records for nearly 40,000 serial 
titles, and for the accounting procedures of the Acquisitions Department and the maintenance of the 
Library personnel records. The Library Systems staff is now working on several aspects of these pro- 
cedures, particularly the conversion of the serials records. 



J.R.C. 



Changes in the 'Deutsche Bibliographie' 



The Deutsche Bibliographie, beginning with the 1966 issues, is being produced electronically 
through an IBM 1460 and Lino-Quick. It has been possible at the same time to retain the normal ap- 
pearance of the page which is somewhat larger. Both upper- and lower-case type is used and the main 
entry is printed in boldface. 

Faced like many libraries with an increasing work load and personnel problems, the Deutsche Bi- 
bliothek in Frankfurt determined to use machine methods in the production of the bibliography. This is 
the first national bibliography to be electronically produced. We are told that not all the problems have 
been solved, but that the machine system has been found adequate for the purpose. In actuality the 
new presentation is typographically quite satisfactory. The type is larger and the double-column pages 
have a feeling of openness which makes them pleasant and easy to use. The lines are not justified, 
but this is something to which we have become accustomed. 

The new system is not expected to speed up the production of the weekly issues. It will very de- 
finitely, however, speed up the production of the semi-annual and five-year cumulations, since once the 
information is on tape, cumulations can be done electronically rather than by resetting in type four times 
as in the past. The various indexes of publishers, main entries, subjects, and catchwords will all be 
prepared electronically. Because of technical problems the traditional mixed subject and catchword 
index will be replaced by two separate indexes. 

In the new presentation there are also, following the recommendations of the Paris Conference of 
1961, two important departures from the Prussian Instructions. The title is now to be organized by 
mechanical word order instead of according to grammatical principles, and corporate entries are admitted 
for the first time. Although the discussions concerning reforms in the German cataloging code are not 
yet over, the recent changes bring the rules closer to the announced goal of an international cataloging 
code. 

These innovations are discussed in some detail in the first issue, January 1966, of the Deutsche 
Bibliographie and also in the December 21, 1965, issue of the Borsenhlatt fiir den Deutschen Buchhandel. 



R.O'B. 



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Acquisition of Early French Books and Manuscripts 



Among the Library's recent acquisitions is a collection of seventy early printed books and three 
manuscripts purchased from the Paris bookdealer Paul Jammes. This collection offers a valuable 
documentation of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Paris intellectual life and should be of interest 
to students of philosophy, French literature, education, classics, and intellectual history. 



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The group of printed books is comprised largely of Greek 
and Latin printings of classical authors, dating mostly from the 
period 1539 to 1577. Most numerous are Paris editions of the 
works of Cicero (17 items) and Aristotle (25 items). This is 
particularly significant, for they are the major authors discussed 
in the course of the controversy over logic and method initiated 
at the University of Paris in the 1540's by Petrus Ramus (1515- 
1572.) In addition to the documentation offered by the books 
themselves, the margins of many of the volumes, particularly the 
printings of the logical works of Aristotle, are literally filled 
with contemporary handwritten annotations. 

The earliest editions in the collection are the commentaries 
on Aristotle's Physics and Metaphysics by the fifteenth-century 
Parisian scholar, Peter Tataret, which were produced by the press 
of Jehan Petit in 1514. These works, bound in two volumes, bear 
an elegant device of the printer on the title page, as can be seen 
in our illustration, and are typical products of Petit's press, from 
which issued some of the most handsome examples of early sixteenth-century book manufacturing. 




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Further light is shed on French university life during the period by the manuscript notebook of a 
law student, Pierre Gaultier. The book, which consists of more than 180 folios, contains legal notes, 
notes on the physics lectures given by Jean Riolan at the university in 1572, notes on Vergil's Georgics 
and Aeneid. and Latin and French poems by Gaultier dedicated to several of his contemporaries. 

The other two manuscripts are from the pen of Nicolas de la Toison, Baron of Bussy, a figure 
about whom we have previously had little precise information. One of the manuscripts, handsomely 
bound in two volumes, includes several philosophical works in Latin and also Latin commentaries on 
Aristotle. The gem of the collection, however, is a hitherto unknown French translation of Sextus 
Empiricus's writings and a treatise entitled Traite de la sccptique, also by Nicolas. The manuscript 
seems to date from about 1650 and contains references to Descartes and Gassendi. Further study will 
be required to determine the precise significance of this manuscript, but it can even now be noted that 
the translation is roughly contemporary with Sorbiere's, which is only partially extant, and antedates 
Huart's printed translation of Sextus by some seventy-five years. The Traite de la sceptique will 
provide a new source for further information on the impact which scepticism had on seventeenth-century 
French thought. 

This acquisition makes an important addition to the Library's already strong collections of me- 
dieval and early modern materials. The sixteenth-century printings of Aristotle's logical works, with 
their ample handwritten annotations, supplement our holdings of medieval logical texts. The seven- 
teenth-century manuscripts significantly enhance UCLA's extensive collection of materials on Leibniz 
and his contemporaries and predecessors. It now remains for the academic family to study these ma- 
terials and determine their precise significance. 



Charles B. Schmitt 
Department of Philosophy 



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On the Size and Growth of Academic Libraries 

Each year the Association of Research Libraries collects and publishes data on the major aca- 
demic libraries of the United States and Canada, and from the recently issued tables of Academic Li- 
brary Statistics for 1964-65 we have compiled the accompanying lists. One shows the twenty largest 
libraries by number of volumes as of June 30, 1965, with comparative figures for the previous year. 
The other list ranks the first twenty libraries by the number of volumes added in the academic year 
1964-65. This year our figures for the first time show net volumes added to collections rather than 
gross volumes acquired. 

The UCLA Library now occupies the eleventh position in size of collections, a gain from twelfth 
in the preceding year by overtaking Toronto. The relative rankings of the first ten and the last three 
libraries remain the same this year, and, except for Princeton's movement from fifteenth to thirteenth 
place, the positions of the rest show only minor changes from the previous year. UCLA again stands 
high in the list of institutions by numbers of volumes added, and trails Harvard in this category by less 
than ten thousand volumes. 



The figures reported by libraries to the ARL seem a little more consistent this year than last, 
"consistent" here meaning that the sum of the 1963-64 total collection of a library and the figure given 
as its 1964-65 net additions agrees with the number reported as 1964-65 volumes in the library. Ten 
institutions (Harvard, Illinois, UC Berkeley, Cornell, UCLA, Pennsylvania, Ohio State, Texas, Duke, 
and Northwestern) show such agreement of figures, as compared with five in the preceding year. We 
have learned to expect no report of acquisitions totals from Indiana. Footnotes to the tables explain 
that the variations in figures for Chicago and Minnesota are due to certain adjustments in the methods 
of counting. Perhaps similar explanations underlie, although not in footnotes here, the relatively minor 
discrepancies in the figures for Yale, Stanford, and Wisconsin, but we might more reasonably wish for 
some elucidation of the figures for Columbia (1964-65 total unaccountably higher by 31,012), Michigan 
(higher by 59,635), Princeton (higher by 210,245), and, particularly, the formerly eleventh-ranked 
Toronto (lower by 44,668). 



Volumes in Library: 



1964-65 



1963-64 



Net Volumes Added: 



1964-65 



1. 


Harvard 


2. 


Yale 


3. 


Illinois 


4. 


Columbia 


5. 


Michigan 


6. 


California-Berkeley 


7. 


Cornell 


8. 


Stanford 


9. 


Chicago 


10. 


Minnesota 


11. 


California-L.A. 


12. 


Toronto 


13. 


Princeton 


14. 


Wisconsin 


15. 


Pennsylvania 


16. 


Indiana 


17. 


Ohio State 


18. 


Texas 


19. 


Duke 



20 . Northwestern 



7,445,072 
4,831,738 
3,888,983 
3,569,565 
3,409,982 
3,113,024 
2,725,624 
2,560,334 
2,406,142 
2,381,212 
2,197,175 
2,158,636 
1,992,743 
1,897,127 
1,894,480 
1,771,900 
1,748,943 
1,724,332 
1,716,855 
1,709,172 



( 1) 


7,245,321 


( 2) 


4,702,876 


( 3) 


3,747,871 


( 4) 


3,452,689 


( 5) 


3,224,063 


( 6) 


2,965,087 


( 7) 


2,577,296 


( 8) 


2,416,372 


( 9) 


2,333,913 


(10) 


2,291,459 


(12) 


2,006,819 


(11) 


2,059,248 


(15) 


1,705,577 


(14) 


1,765,802 


(13) 


1,816,040 


(17) 


1,653,469 


(16) 


1,664,774 


(18) 


1,649,280 


(19) 


1,648,774 


(20) 


1,643,167 



1. 


Harvard 


199,751 


2. 


California-L.A. 


190,356 


3. 


Cornell 


148,328 


4. 


California- Berkeley 


147,937 


5. 


Toronto 


144,056 


6. 


Stanford 


143,848 


7. 


Illinois 


141,112 


8. 


Wisconsin 


133,081 


9. 


Michigan 


126,284 


10. 


Yale 


122,691 


11. 


Rochester 


119,594 


12. 


North Carolina 


96,039 


13. 


Michigan State 


95,449 


14. 


Columbia 


85,864 


15. 


Ohio State 


84,169 


16. 


Chicago 


83,980 


17. 


Virginia 


83,465 


18. 


Johns Hopkins 


83,140 


19. 


Minnesota 


80,030 


20. 


Pennsylvania 


78,440 



March, 1966 27 

All this IS merely to say that, without access to more detailed and sophisticated data from each 
academic library, the ranking of libraries by size of collections has very limited meaning and utility. 
The reader must bear in mind that the ARL simply publishes figures reported to it by the participating 
libraries, that libraries may not agree upon what constitutes the unit for counting, that no report is pub- 
lished as to the date and method of the count itself, and, of course, that nothing in these tables indicates 
the quality of academic library collections. 

Publications and Activities 

Robert Vosper's address to the conference of the New York Library Association last October has 
been published with the title, "The Librarian's Expanding Community," in October-December issue of 
the /VV'L/l Bulletin. 

An interview with Mr. Vosper, entitled "Libraries in Modern Times," has been published in the 
January issue of California Crossroads. 

Mr. Vosper addressed the annual banquet meeting of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of 
America in New York on February 1, at which time David Magee of San Francisco was installed as the 
new President. 

An article on "The Franz Werfel Archives in Los Angeles," describing the Werfel manuscripts, 
books, and other materials in the Department of Special Collections, has been written by Lore B. Foltin 
and published in the January issue of The German Quarterly. 

Carlos Hagen is the Supervising Producer for all the programs in FM radio station KPFK's new 
series on the Chile-California and University of California-University of Chile Programs. The beginning 
programs of the series are listed in the KPFK Program Folio for February 28 to March 27. 

Mr. Vosper has been appointed to a four-year term on the Science Information Council, an advisory 
body to the Science Information Service of the National Science Foundation. The Librarian of Congress, 
the Directors of the National Libraries of Medicine and Agriculture, the Head of the Science Information 
Service, and fifteen appointed members serve on the Council. 

On March 23 Mr. Vosper will join Chancellor Harry Ransom of the University of Texas as a prin- 
cipal speaker at the Texas Governor's Conference on Libraries. 

Wilbur Smith's contribution to a series of correspondence last year in the American Book Collector 
was instrumental in establishing, by means of the List of Principal Publications of the Richard Bentley 
firm, that The Oddities of London Life (London, two volumes, 1838), by "Paul Pry," was actually written 
by John Poole and not by William Heath. The correspondence is published in the ABC issues for March, 
May, and October. 

Charlotte Georgi is co-editor, with Paul Wasserman, Dean of the University of Maryland Library 
School, and Eleanor Allen, of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, of the 
second edition of Statistics Sources (Gale Research Company, 1965, $20.00). The preface gives special 
thanks to Mrs. Audree Malkin for her "excellent assistance in data compilation." 

Alex Baer presented a lecture, "Introduction to Russian Bibliography and Reference Books." at 
two sessions last month of an interdisciplinary colloquium sponsored by the Russian and East European 
Studies Center. 

UCLA Librarian is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: James R. Cox, Richard O'Brien, Jean 
Tuckerman, Evert Volkersz. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 19, Number 4 



April, 1966 



Western Books Exhibition 

The twenty-fifth Western Books Exhibition, sponsored by the Rounce & Coffin Club, will be on dis- 
play in the Research Library from April 18 through May 6. Members of the jury who selected books for 

this year's exhibition were Adolph T. Brugger, from the 
Rounce & Coffin Club, Paul Bailey, from the Zamorano Club, 
and Jack Stauffacher, from the Roxburghe Club. Their 
choices of twenty-three books exemplify the high standards 
of book making maintained by Western presses in 1965. 




PHILO WHITES NARRATIVE 

OF A 

10 SOUni AMCRICA AND CALIFORNIA 
ONTHE 

u. s. ai.oopnF-ii'AR -OAur 

EDIT KDBV CHARLES L CAMP 



OLD WEST PUBLISHING COMPANY 



Entries from scholarly publishers span the disciplines, 
from The Mirror Up to Nature, by Virgil K. Whitaker (pub- 
lished by the Huntington Library), on the technique of Shake- 
speare's tragedies, to A Stereotaxic Atlas of the Chimpanzee 
Brain, by M. R. DeLucchi, B. J. Dennis, and W. R. Adey 
(University of California Press). Gourmets may find equal 
interest in Italy on a Platter, by Osborne Putnam Stearns 
(Ward Ritchie Press), and Napa Wine: A Chapter from 'The 
Silverado Squatters," by Robert Louis Stevenson, published 
by food expert James E. Beard, who also designed, composed, 
and printed the volume. Western Americana is, as usual, 
well represented, by such titles as the journey of James H. 
Bull, Baja California, October 1843 to January 1844, edited 
by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. (Dawson's Book Shop); A Record of 
Travels in Arizona and California, 1775-1776, by Fr. Fran- 
cisco Garce's, translated by John Galvin (John Howell — 
Books); and Philo White's Narrative of a Cruize in the 

Pacific to South America and California on the U.S. Sloop-of-War "Dale," 1841-1843, edited by Charles L. 

Camp and designed, composed, and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy (Old West Publishing Company). 

A Sixteenth Century Mexican Broadside from the Collection of Emilio Valton, described, with a check- 
list, by Edwin H. Carpenter (Dawson's Book Shop), is one of an edition of 140 copies printed by Saul and 
Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press. Our copy of this book, which has been acquired for the Department of 
Special Collections, contains an original broadside, a duplicate of the one described in Mr. Carpenter's 
checklist under number 34, Carta de Poder, which Mr. Valton attributed to Pedro Ocharte. 

An inspirational note is sounded by The Young Miner; or, Tom Nelson in California, by Horatio Alger, 
Jr. This exciting tale, first published in 1879, is one of the six Alger novels concerned with boys' adven- 
tures in California. The Book Club of California edition, designed and printed by Adrian Wilson, is hand- 
somely illustrated by woodcuts and engravings which originated in the French magazine Le Tour de Monde 
in 1862 as illustrations to an article by M. L. Simonen, ''Voyage en Californie." A particularly spirited 



30 UCLA Librarian 



engraving, showing a grizzly bear tugging on our hero's lasso, is from A la California: Sketches of Life 
in the Golden State, by Col. Albert S. Evans (1873), the very source from which Alger may have adapted 
the episode. 

J. T. 



Library Sponsors Talk by Clifton Fadiman 

Clifton Fadiman, the author and literary critic, will speak on books and book collecting on Thursday, 
April 28, at 3 p.m. in the Men's Lounge of the Student Union. The public is invited to attend. Mr. Fadi- 
man's talk marks the conclusion of the 1966 Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions, 
at which time the winners will be announced. The closing date for entry in the competitions is April 15, 
and on April 26 the contest judges, Mr. Fadiman, Adolph Brugger, Dean of Students on the University's 
Riverside campus, and Paul Zimmer, manager of the UCLA Students' Bookstore, will examine the sub- 
mitted collections to choose the winners. 



Alchemy Seminar at the Clark Library 

Alchemy is the power to transform something common into something precious. Since 1952, the 
Clark Library's beautiful drawing room, seated with seminarians, has become a familiar, not a common, 
sight; and it was transformed on a recent Saturday into an arena of extraordinary interest by two speakers 
on seventeenth-century English alchemy and early chemistry. 

Chaired by Professor C. D. O'Malley, the seminar began with greetings from the Director and then 
heard Professor Allen G. Debus of the University of Chicago speak on "Renaissance Chemistry and the 
Work of Robert Fludd." The afternoon paper bore the engaging title, "Some Non-Existent Chemists of the 
Seventeenth Century: Remarks on the Use of the Dialogue in Scientific Writings." It was given by Pro- 
fessor Robert P. Multhauf of the Smithsonian Institution and editor of Isis. 

Both speakers paid tribute to the book exhibit arranged by Mrs. Davis and Mr. Conway from the Clark 
collection, an exhibit featuring the folios of Dr. Robert Fludd and their fantastic alchemical engravings, 
as well as The Sceptical Chymist (l66l), the cornerstone of the Library's extensive Robert Boyle collec- 
tion. 

L.C.P. 



College Library Conversations 

The College Library is sponsoring a series of informal talks with individual faculty members for 
small groups of students. Participants in the series, entitled College Library Conversations, sign for 
attendance at the College Library Reference Desk during the two weeks preceding a scheduled profes- 
sor's date of appearance. The sessions are held on alternate Tuesdays, at 3 p.m., in the College Library 
conference room. 

Faculty members who met with students in March were Colin Young, Department of Theater Arts, 
Mildred Mathias, Department of Botany, and Jerome Cushman, Department of English. This month the 
scheduled faculty members are Raymond Fisher, Department of History (April 12), and Peter Ladefoged, 
Department of English (April 26), and next month Wendell Jones, School of Education (May 10), and Ada 
Nisbet, Department of English (May 24). 



April, 1966 



31 



Rare Books from Professor Carey 



A welcome gift was recently received 
of Classics, now living in Enosburg Falls, 



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grxfkCtx- m medio enam tfi^Uliiiri ofktui 
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ftt£,accxnonolil>ro 0<^u«t fi^s,tt ex o<^ 
HO Homtt,ld'q;l>erufido exefUris arreihjjlmi, 
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mitujlranddRep. 
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TH illnlinbuf,na iran^Ut/ed vlimi e[fe onditur- 



from Professor Emeritus Frederick M. Carey, of the Department 
Vermont. Professor Carey, who is remembered with great af- 
fection by those who knew him, gave the Library a 
number of rare books which are now housed in the 
Department of Special Collections. 

By a happy coincidence, the books fit into our 
existing collections with extraordinary neatness. 
, Two of the volumes are early Aldines, one by Plinius 

Secundus, Epistolaru Libri Decern (1508), the title- 
page for which is shown here, and the other by Ovid, 
Quae Hoc Volumine Continentur (1516). We are par- 
, ticularly pleased to have these additions to our col- 

lection of Aldine imprints, in which we now have 
nearly half of the approximately one hundred items 
printed by the first Aldus Manutius before his death 
in 1515. 

' We are also indebted to Professor Carey for a 

copy of Ovid's Metamorphoses (Vicenza: Hermannus 
Liechtenstein, 10 May 1480; Stillwell 0-131; Proctor 
7157), a part of the complete works of Ovid printed 
by Liechtenstein, but often found as a separate item 
as it is here. Ovid was immensely popular from the 
earliest years of printing; the first edition of his 
Opera appeared in Bologna in 1471 and the Vicenza 
edition of 1480 was the sixth edition. Although UCLA 
has many editions published after 1500, this is the 
only incunable we have of Ovid. It becomes the 
ninety-third incunable acquired by the Department 
of Special Collections. 



Of special interest are two scholarly editions 
of classical authors from the library of A. E. Hous- 
man, the author of The Shropshire Lad: Ovid's 
Metamorphoses, edited by Hugo Magnus (Berlin, 
1914), and William A. Spooner's edition of the Histories of Tacitus (London, 1891). Housman, a Profes- 
sor of Classics at Cambridge University, did more than place his initials on the fly-leaf; he marked the 
books copiously in pencil, adding notes, corrections, references, and underscorings, and in the process 
made the volumes unique. They fit in admirably with Housman's writings on classical subjects which 
are included in our holdings from the C. K. Ogden Library. 

The remaining item in Professor Carey's gift is a two-volume set of Aelius Aristides' Oratoris 
Clarissimi (Geneva, 1604). This, too, is an association copy, having belonged successively to Edward 
Reynolds (1599-1676), Rector of Braunston and Bishop of Norwich, Thomas Gaisford (1779-1855), Dean 
of Christ Church, Oxford, Walter Pater (1839-1894), the noted author, and Reginald Walter Macan (1848- 
1941), Master of University College, Oxford. 



F.B.W. 



32 UCLA Librarian 



Symposium on Leonardo da Vinci 

The University campus will be host to the International Symposium on Leonardo da Vinci on May 2 
to 8 in the auditorium of the Dickson Art Center. A committee chaired by Professor C. D. O'Malley has 
made arrangements for an afternoon of performances of the music of Leonardo's time and for nine lectures 
on Leonardo by noted authorities from five countries. 

The Symposium is one of many important events this year which celebrate the opening of the new 
Dickson Art Center, and its subject has been especially chosen, according to Chancellor Franklin D. 
Murphy, "as a way to express our appreciation to Dr. Elmer Belt for the princely gift of his Library of 
Vinciana to the University. Now appropriately installed, thanks to the Norton Simon Foundation, in the 
new Dickson Art Center, the Belt Library will serve as a most important resource for those scholars who 
continue to explore the limitless genius of Leonardo and the extraordinary period in which he lived." 

The Belt Library: A Letter from the Honorary Curator 

It was almost fifty years ago that Elmer Belt, then a freshman in medical school, acquired his first 
book on Leonardo da Vinci. This book, DeW Anatomia Fogli B, became the cornerstone of the Elmer 
Belt Library of Vinciana. More than twenty years ago. Dr. Belt handed me Ettore Verga's Bibliografia 
Vinciana and give me the directions which remained my guidelines ever since. 

"Get everything that is listed in the bibliography and everything published post-Verga," said Dr. 
Belt. "I want to build up a complete reference library on Leonardo." (Is there a more pleasant work for 
a librarian than book hunting and purchasing along a special line?) 

"Put as much information as possible into the catalog. Catalogs and cards are there to help 'the 
next guy.'" (This encouraged me to become an ardent reader and collector of references, and brought me 
in touch with the Vinciani of the world. Soon we did not only ask for information but were asked, and our 
answering service made me known as "madre di tutti i Vinciani.") 

"We have to handle our books with care; they will outlive us. We are only the custodians during our 
lifetimes." (We have to make books accessible and to preserve them also.) 

To these directions I added a passage from Leonardo's Quaderrii II, on the virtue of patience, which 
I attached to my desk: "Of what use, pray, is he who, in order to abridge part of the things of which he 
professes to give complete information, leaves out the greater part of the matters of which the whole is 
composed? True it is that impatience, the mother of folly, is she who praises brevity." 

These golden words are my bequest to my successor, Frances Finger, whose perfectionism and sci- 
entific qualifications so well equip her to fulfill these ideals. With joy and admiration I see her exacting 
bibliographical work and her eagerness to absorb Vincian literature and the Italian language. My heart- 
felt best wishes to Frances Finger, for the future of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana in its new digni- 
fied quarters, and for the future of Vincian research. 

Kate T. Steinitz 

(Mrs. Steinitz, Honorary Curator of the Elmer Bell Library of Vinciana, has been asked by the editors of 
Life to serve as consultant for a forthcoming book on Leonardo da Vinci, to be issued in a series of art 
books under the supervision of Professor Horst Jensen of New York University.) 



April, 1966 33 



Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture 

Fredson Bowers, Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Editor of Studies in Bibliog- 
raphy: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, will deliver the sixth annual 
Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture on Bibliography, under the sponsorship of the School of Library Service, 
on Monday, May 9, at 8 p.m., in Room 1200 Humanities Building. He will speak on "Bibliography in Mod- 
ern Librarianship." The public is cordially invited to attend. 

Mercurius Gallobelgicus 

The antecedents and dates of the first newspapers, whether on the Continent or in England, are mat- 
ters of dispute, but there is general agreement that a news-book with the title Mercurius Gallobelgicus, 
published toward the end of the sixteenth century, was the first printed news-periodical to be circulated 
in England. A chronological account of important events in various countries, it was eventually issued 
semi-annually and continued publication for more than forty years. 

So widely known was Mercurius Gallobelgicus in England during the seventeenth century that the 
word "mercury" became a synonym for newspaper; hawkers of new-books and pamphlets were known as 
"mercuries," and writers of such publications as "mercurists. " Mercurius was by far the most popular of 
newspaper titles, being used by more than 150 such publications during the century, from Mercurius Aca- 
demicus to Mercurius Zeteticus. References to Mercurius Gallobelgicus in the literature of the period are 
frequent — and usually uncomplimentary — as in John Donne's eight-line epigram which ends: 

change thy name; thou art like 
Mercury in stealing; but liest like a Greek. 

The original date of publication of Mercurius Gallobelgicus is in considerable doubt. A few sources 
give 1588, or even 1587, but without bibliographical support. Most authorities cite 1594 as the first date 
of publication, corresponding to the earliest edition, published in Cologne, found in the British Museum. 
We have been unable to find a verifiable bibliographical reference to any edition earlier than 1594, but 
this cannot be the first edition, since the words "editio altera" appear on the title-page. 

The UCLA Library has recently acquired an edition of Mercurius Gallobelgicus published in Cologne 
in 1592. It is a small octavo, bound in contemporary vellum, of 478 pages in addition to the title-page 
and 18 pages of preliminary matter. The title-page, which has a printer's device showing the god Mercury 
standing on one foot upon a globe of the world, reads: 

Mercvrius Gallobelgicvs, sive, Rervm in Gallia & Belgio potissimvm: Hispania qvoqve, 
Italia, Anglia, Germania, Polonia, vicinisque locis ab anno 1588 vsque ad Septembrim 
anni praesentis 1592 gestarum, Nvncivs. Opvscvlvm in qvinqve libros, qui totidem 
annos complectuntur, divisum; auctore D M. lansonio Doccomensi Frisio. Coloniae 
Agrippinae, Apud Godefridum Kempensem. Anno M.D. XCII. 

The name M. Jansonius, of Dokkum, of Friesland, is the pseudonym of Michel van Isselt. Isselt was 
a priest and historian, born either in Dokkum or in Amersfoort between 1530 and 1540. Because of his 
support of the Spanish, and Catholic, side in the revolt of the Low Countries against Spain, he was forced 
into exile in 1591 and settled in Cologne. He later moved to Hamburg, where he died in 1597 at the fish- 
ing port of Altona. 

The Mercurius is divided into five books, the first of which covers the last part of 1587 and the whole 
of 1588, and the last of which covers the year 1592 up to September. Among the events narrated in con- 
siderable detail are the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the assassination of the Duke of Guise, and the 



34 UCLA Librarian 



assassination of Henry III of France. The dedication laments the wars, the heresies, and the atheism of 
the times; the epilogue speaks of the author's exile, full of tears and sorrow. A list of collaborators is 
given, together with various sources such as printed chronicles and private correspondence. 

It is possible that the UCLA copy is the first edition of the famous Mercurius Gallobelgicus. It is 
also possible that the five books of which it consists were originally published separately, at the dates 
to which they correspond, in which case our edition may well be the first collected edition, and almost 
certainly the first published in Cologne. There is no doubt that the 1592 edition is earlier than any found 
in the British Museum, in the Bibliotheque Nationale, or in many other notable libraries whose holdings 
can be ascertained. Verification of the true date of the first edition must await further study. 

F.J.K. 

The Tower of Babel - First Launching Pad in the Moon Race 

More than two hundred years before Sputnik, and at least a century before Jules Verne wrote his De 
la terre a la lune, a man in the city of Altona, Germany, wrote a book of commentaries and sermons on the 
Pentateuch, in which he discussed the possibilities of space travel and landing on the moon. 

The author of the book was Jonathan EybeschUtz, a scholar of great fame who served as a rabbi and 
preacher in various Jewish communities in Europe during the years 1714 to 1764, and the title of his work 
is Tiferet Yehonatan, a book published posthumously in 1825 and later reprinted many times. In his com- 
mentary on Genesis XI, EybeschUtz dwells upon the motives behind the construction of the Tower of Babel, 
"a tower with its top in heaven." He suggests that it had to do with preparations for space travel. 

"Engineers have already experimented with discharging a ball from a cannon loaded with powerful 
gunpowder, to force the ball to fly higher and higher until it will cut through the thick atmosphere," he 
wrote in Tiferet Y ehonatan, translated here from the Warsaw 1873 edition in the Theodore E. Cummings 
Collection of Hebraica and Judaica. "Afterwards they searched the immediate vicinity and could not find 
any evidence that the ball descended. They therefore concluded that the ball reached the thick atmos- 
phere and got stuck there. . . 

"Now, if only it would be possible to ascend with an airship through the thick atmosphere, such a 
ship would as a result be in a position to reach the moon, since in the stratosphere the air currents are 
very strong, and they would carry the ship higher and higher [to the moon]. . . 

"And this is what the generation after the Flood had in mind. They planned to transfer the popula- 
tion to the moon, in order to escape the fate that befell their ancestors [the Flood]. They believed that 
this could be accomplished with the help of specially constructed airships. As a first step they planned 
to build a giant tower that would go up into the stratosphere and serve as a base from which the airships 
would take off on their way to the moon. . ." 

S. B. 



Mr. Vosper Will Be Director of the Clark Library 

University Librarian Robert Vosper will become ex officio Director of the William Andrews Clark 
Memorial Library on July 1 upon the retirement of Lawrence Clark Powell. William Conway, now Super- 
vising Bibliographer, will assume the title of Librarian of the Clark Library. (As announced earlier, Mr. 
Powell will be succeeded as Dean of the School of Library Service by Assistant Dean Andrew H. Horn.) 



April, 1966 35 



Publications and Activities 

Martha Gnudi's translation, made in collaboration with Cyril Stanley Smith, of The Pirotechnia 
of Vannoccio Biringuccio has just been published in its fourth edition. The original Italian edition 
of the work was published in Venice in 1540, and at least eight editions had appeared by 1678. Miss 
Gnudi's and Mr. Smith's English version was issued by the American Institute of Mining and Metal- 
lurgical Engineers in 1942, in a volume designed by Carl Purington Rollins and printed by the Yale 
University Press. This edition was reprinted in 1943. The third publication of the translation was 
in 1959 by Basic Books in its Collector's Series in Science, and it is now issued for the fourth time 
as number 48 in the .Massachusetts Institute of Technology Paperback Series. 

Lawrence Clark Powell participated in a workshop held in Tokyo last month for U.S. Air Force 
librarians stationed throughout the Pacific theater. 

Frederick Freedman's review of The Encyclopedia of Popular S\usic, by Irwin Stambler, was pub- 
lished jn the March issue of Choice, a publication of the Association of College and Research Librar- 
ies. 

Johanna Tallman was one of two panel members discussing "Lodes of Technical Information" 
on March 10 at a local chapter meeting of the Engineering Writing and Speech Group of the Institute 
of Electronic and Electrical Engineers. 

Robert Haves has reviewed Computer & Information Sciences, edited by Julius T, Tou and Rich- 
ard H. Wilcox, in the .March issue of College & Research Libraries. 

Dean Powell has collected for publication, under the title Come Hither, the four papers by Au- 
gusta Baker, .Mae Durham, Rosemary Livsey, and Ruth Hill Viguers presented last summer at a semi- 
nar honoring the retirement of Frances Clarke Sayers. The book has been announced for publication 
this year at S3. 00. Copies of the limited edition may be ordered in advance from Dean Powell. 



I CL:\ l.ibriiruin is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Shimeon Brisman, Frances J . 
Kirschenbaum, Lawrence Clark Powell, David Smith. Jean Tuckerman, F. Brooke Whiting. 



UC-^Jr 




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••••UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4r 



Volume 19, Number 5 



May, 1966 




Photograph by Julius Shulman. 



Architectural Award for the Research Library 

The University Research Library, shown here in a view from the east across the North Campus 
Court with a sculpture by David Smith on the left, has been honored by an award of merit granted by 
a jury of architects and librarians for the excellence of the building's architectural design. The Los 
Angeles firm of A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons were the architects for the Research Library. 

The awards are sponsored jointly by the American Institute of Architects, the American Library 
Association, and the National Book Committee. Of the eleven American libraries awarded recognition 
this year, two besides UCLA were in the category of college and university library buildings: the 
Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard and the Swirbul Library at Adelphi University on Long Island. 



38 UCLA Librarian 



Fredson Bowers to Give Lecture on Bibliography. 

The School of Library Service invites all interested persons to attend the sixth annual Zeitlin & 
Ver Brugge Lecture on Bibliography on Monday, May 9, at 8 p.m. in Room 1200 Humanities Building. 
"Bibliography in Modern Librarianship" is the subject of this year's lecture by Fredson Bowers, Pro- 
fessor of English at the University of Virginia and Editor of Studies in Bibliography. 

The Spingorn Collection: Its Historiogrophicol Significance 

Until quite recently United States history as taught in the universities was really WASP history. 
As the then highly regarded Albert Bushnell Hart put it just after the turn of the century, the Puritans 
and their descendants had furnished "the leaven that leavened the whole loaf" of the American nation. 
Accordingly, until very recently, American historians, in line with the dictum of their Harvard colleague, 
paid little attention to immigrants, working men, Negroes, and other members of the lower social orders. 

Today and for the better part of the last generation the horizons of American historians have begun 
to widen; no longer regarding their discipline as merely "past politics," historians currently envisage 
their craft as clearly including all forms of human activity and all strata of the population. This sharp 
shift in emphasis has caused historians (and of course other scholars) to make new kinds of demands on 
their libraries. Whereas past generations had required mainly documentation of the process of politics 
and government, today the libraries are called upon to illuminate the whole spectrum of human experi- 
ence. One of the fields in which this is most evident is that of Negro history, an area long neglected 
by almost every library in the country. 

Until the past few years most of the books by and about Negroes have been published in relatively 
small editions by obscure publishing houses clearly outside the mainstream of literary and scholarly 
endeavor; thus not many of the all-too-few books by and about the American Negro were acquired by 
most libraries at the time of publication. To support the growing scholarly interest in the American 
Negro past, libraries all over the country have been struggling to fill in the gaps. UCLA's struggle has 
recently achieved a notable victory with the purchase of the Arthur B. Spingarn collection of books by 
and about the American Negro, a collection aggregating about 1800 volumes, most of them in superb 
condition and many of them quite rare. 

Spingarn, a New York lawyer, has long been in the vanguard of the struggle for Negro rights, having 
been one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1910. 
He had served as the first chairman of its legal committee which launched the struggle against the 
legality of segregationist practices, and, until his recent retirement at age 87, had served as its Pre- 
sident for more than a quarter of a century. His collection —which incidentally includes a few "classic" 
anti-Negro items — focuses on works by and about American Negroes, but also includes works on Negroes 
in the Caribbean and Africa. It is particularly strong on biographical and autobiographical studies of 
American Negroes and has a very rich sub-collection of the Harlem Renaissance in poetry and fiction 
which was one of the striking literary phenomena of the interwar years. 

In a collateral move the Library has also acquired about 150 items from the W.E.B. DuBois and 
James Weldon Johnson Collections at Fisk University. [These books and the Spingarn collection 
itself were acquired by UCLA in great part through the valued assistance of the author Arna Bontemps, 
now the Librarian of Fisk University, whose early novels and poems were among the products of the 
Harlem Renaissance. Ed. \ These 2,000 volumes, added to existing holdings, make UCLA one of the 
stronger libraries for the study of the American Negro, a field which is attracting a growing number of 
students. Even before the books had been integrated with the Library's other holdings, the collection 
was being consulted by graduate students and faculty. 

Roger Daniels 

Department of History 



May, 1966 



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Additions to the Eric Gill Collection 

Far from remaining static, the Eric Gill Collection at the Clark Library continues to grow rapidly. 
The most recent acquisition is a carving in Caen stone of St. John Bosco, shown in the accompanying 

photograph. The statuette, 30 inches in overall height, was executed 
by the sculptor in 1936. 

A collection of twenty-six unpublished manuscript notebooks kept 
by Gill for the greater part of his working life is another major acquisi- 
tion. The notebooks cover his work as calligrapher, sculptor, and en- 
graver, and his dealings as a builder. The books fall into two main groups 
the first lot being books in which details of commissions are listed by 
buyer and subject, complete from 1902 to 1940, the year of Gill's death, 
and the second lot including cash books and day-to-day entries relevant 
to the commissions for the same period, complete with the exception of 
one cash book for 1922-1928. 

These books provide an almost complete record of all Gill's work 
from 1905 onward, and are particularly valuable in conjunction with his 
diaries, which the Library had acquired previously. The full scope and 
variety of Gill's creative activity is revealed in the pages of his note- 
books, which show also the wide range of his patrons, from the unknown 
to the famous. For example, he did several inscriptions for Sir Winston 
and Lady Churchill at Chartwell. 

Also recently received were twenty-seven architectural drawings of 
a "Community Field Workshop," mostly dated 1920 and 1921. Details of 
Gill's workshop in Ditchling Common and proposed plans for other houses 
and a chapel are included. Another folder of sixty original drawings on 
fifty sheets spans the period from 1910 to 1940. Most of the studies are 
of hands and feet, and there are a few torso studies. For some of the 
early drawings, his wife Ethel served as a model. 

W.E.C. 

Photograph by Kenneth Prater. 




More Rare Books for the Benjamin Collection 

The month of April has brought three rare editions of great works in the history of science and medi- 
cine as gifts from Dr. and Mrs. John A. Benjamin, of Rochester, New York. The books consist of an ex- 
ceptionally fine untrimmed copy in original boards of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia mathematica (first is- 
sue, London, 1687), the first edition of Leonhard Euler's Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas (Lausanne. 
1744), and the first "pocket" edition of Andreas Vesalius' Fabrica (volume I, Lyons, 1552). 

These additions to the Benjamin Collection of Medical History in the Biomedical Library are splen- 
did examples of the wide scope of the collection and of the discriminating choice of its donors. The prov- 
enance of the Newton, as indicated by a library stamp, is of special interest. The stamp shows the 
double-headed imperial eagle surrounded by the legend in Russian, "The Classical School of Suvalki," 
indicating that this copy — once the property of a nineteenth-century Greek and Latin school for boys in 
what is now the northeastern corner of Poland — has survived, in almost pristine state, two world wars 
and a revolution to come to us in California. 



M. G. 



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Exhibit of the Writings of Lawrence Clark Powell 

The multiple personalities of Lawrence Clark Powell are illuminated through his publications and 
papers, examples of which will be exhibited in the Research Library- and the College Library from May 
17 to June 15. The display will honor UCLA's former Librarian and present Dean of the School of Library 
Service and Director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, whose retirement next month has 
been announced. 

The diversity of LCP's interests is almost matched by the variety in format of his publications: 
broadsides and miniature books and limited editions of fine printing alongside mimeographed reports and 

offprints from journals. His ruling passion for that four-letter word, b , dominates his writing, whether 

about librarianship and the book trade or about history and travel in the Southwest, as in his Islands of 
Books (1951), The Alchemy of Books (1954), A Passion for Books (1958), Books in My Baggage (I960), 
Books West Southwest: Essays on Writers, Their Books and Their Land (1957), and Southwestern Book 
Trails: A Reader's Guide to the Heartland of Meiv Mexico and Arizona (1963). 

His period of service in the book trade before he became a librarian is recalled in Recollections of 
an Ex-Bookseller (1950), and reflected also in the charming miniature. Book Shops (1956 and 1966), a 
loving essay reprinted for the Antiquarian Book Fair banqueteers of the Southern California chapter of 
the Antiquarian Booksellers Association. 

His enchantment with the Southwest is displayed in many of his books: Land of Fiction: Thirty-Two 
Novels and Stones about Southern California from 'Ramona' to 'The Loved One' (1952), Heart of the 
Southwest: A Selective Bibliography of Novels, Stories, and Tales Laid in Arizona and New Mexico & 
Adjacent Lands (1955), .4 Southwestern Century: A Bibliography of One Hundred Books of Non-Fiction 
about the Southivest (1958), Landscapes and Bookscapes of California (1958), and The Roots of Regional 
Literature (1959). In the UCLA Library's series of Occasional Papers, he edited The Southwest of the 
Bookman (1959) which includes his essay on "Landscape with Books." Since 1934 Dean Powell has 
written the "Books of the West" column in Westways and since 1957 has edited Books of the Southwest: 
A Critical Checklist of Current Southwestern Americana, published monthly by the School of Library 
Service. 

The bibliography of LCP will continue to grow. In his formal announcement to the School on his re- 
tirement, the Dean wrote that "It will be hard for me to leave, but I have a gross of Scriptos ordered and 
they are not returnable." 

B. R. 



Clark Library Seminar on Irony 

Under the watchful eyes of the Van Loo portrait of Alexander Pope, an assemblage of scholars from 
Davis to San Diego gathered to consider "The Uses of Irony" at a Clark Library invitational seminar on 
April 2. Professor Maximillian Novak of the UCLA English Department and Professor Herbert Davis of 
Oxford University, currently the Senior Research Fellow of the Clark Library, spoke with wit and bril- 
liance on Daniel Defoe and Jonathan Swift. Professor H. T. Swedenberg of the UCLA English Depart- 
ment chaired the meeting and led the discussion evoked by the papers. 

Professor Novak traced the course of Defoe's irony and satire and the purposes for which he used 
it, from the publication of The True-Born Englishman (1701) and The Shortest Way with the Dissenters 
(1703) to Street-Robberies, Consider 'd (1728). In his consideration of that consummate ironist, Jonathan 
Swift, Professor Davis analyzed his style and motivation, using numerous telling examples from A Tale 
of a Tub, Gulliver's Travels, and .4 Modest Proposal. 

W.E.C. 



May, 1966 



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Book Collection Contest Winners Are Announced 



This year's Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions have concluded and will be 
recorded as the most successful in the eighteen-year history of the contest. Twenty-seven students sub- 
mitted thirty book collections in a wide variety of sub- 
jects. The ten undergraduates and seventeen graduates 
represented not only the usual departments of English 
and History, but also Anthropology, Theater Arts, Eco- 
nomics, Medicine, Ethnomusicology, Engineering, Afri- 
can Studies, Physics, Russian Area Studies, and Ex- 
perimental Psychology. 




Preliminary judging by the contest committee, con- 
sisting of Evert V'olkersz. June Armstrong, and David 
R. Smith, narrowed the field to seventeen entries. On 
April 26. the collections of the finalists were displayed 
in the Research Library's conference rooms, where the 
judges, Adolph T. Brugger, Dean of Students on the 
University's Riverside campus, Paul Zimmer, manager 
of the UCLA Students' Bookstore, and E. E. Coleman, 
M.D., a book collector and Friend of the UCLA Library 
(substituting for Clifton Fadiman, who was ill), made 
their selections. For the first time, separate awards were given this year to undergraduate and graduate 
students, those to the former donated by Mr. Campbell and to the latter by the Friends of the UCLA Li- 
brary. Each first prize winner receives $125 in books, to be purchased through Campbell's Book Store. 
Second prize winners receive S50 in books and third prize winners S25 in books. 



Judges Zimmer, Brugger, and Coleman. 
(Library Photographic Department.) 



The presentation of the awards was made on April 28 by Mr. Zimmer, representing the judges, in the 
Men's Lounge of the Student Union. The speaker for the occasion was Robert R. Kirsch, Book Editor of 
the Los Angeles Times, who spoke on books and book collecting. He mentioned that there is a dichotomy 
between the bookish individual and the "living" individual who uses books only as a last resort, and it 
is a person between these two extremes who is the ideal — a person who uses reading not solely as a 
process or a means, but as an extension of experience itself. Books are only the frozen expressions of 
individuals, according to Mr. Kirsch, and in order to bring life to them the reader must have a great sense 
of experience of his own. Book collecting, he said, denotes a progress in the degree of engagement with 
books, signifying a commitment and a love rather than an awe of books. 

The undergraduate winners were Barbara Ann May, Phyllis Harris, and S. Shelley Heisch, all history 
majors. Miss May's first prize collection consisted of books of fantasy for children by British and Ameri- 
can authors. The second prize went to Miss Harris ("Egyptology") and the third prize to Miss Heisch 
("A Uniform Collection of Young Girls' Books"). Miss May's collection is on display until May 15 in the 
exhibit cases of the card catalog area on the second floor of the College Library. 

For the graduate student competition, Thomas Heric, a medical student, won first prize for his col- 
lection on Gilbert and Sullivan. "Nigerian Literature in English" was the subject of Bernth Lindfors' 
second prize collection. Mr. Lindfors is a graduate in African studies. George A. Horton, Jr., a graduate 
in education, submitted editions of the Book of \\onno7i to win the third prize. James L. Starr, an engineer- 
ing student, received honorable mention for his collection on "Marine Shells." Mr. Heric's collection may 
be seen in the exhibit area of the Research Library until Mav 13- 



D.R.S. 



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Rounce & Coffin Meeting at the Clark Library 

Following dinner at Rudi's Italian Inn, members and guests of the Rounce & Coffin Club, composed 
of local practitioners and aficionados of fine printing, met at the Clark Library on April 26 to hear a talk 
by Professor Herbert Davis of Oxford University, Senior Research Fellow of the Clark Library, on "Print- 
ing and Editing." His points were illustrated by early editions of the works of Alexander Pope and William 
Congreve, selected from the Library's collections. Exhibits drawn from the many examples of modern fine 
printing in the Library were arranged by Mrs. Edna Davis for the occasion. 

Some Recent Acquisitions by the Department of Special Collections 

Reuben Borough, a pioneer in the .'Imerican Socialist movement, has given his papers to the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections through the Oral History and Field Collecting Program which recently com- 
pleted a tape-recorded interview with him. During the early part of this century, Mr. Borough was associ- 
ated with Carl Sandburg in the Socialist movement in Chicago. He was the editor of Upton Sinclair's 
Epic News, and was active in Sinclair's political campaigns in California. Mr. Borough was one of the 
organizers of the campaign to recall Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw, and later was a member of the Los 
Angeles Board of Public Works during Mayor Fletcher Bowron's administration. He also served as Asso- 
ciate Secretary of the Los Angeles Municipal League and as editor of its bulletin. 

The Borough papers are extensive, containing lengthy correspondence with prominent American So- 
cialists, including Sandburg and Sinclair among others. The collection also has manuscripts of Mr. Bor- 
ough's published and unpublished articles and speeches, a large information file useful for research in 
grass-roots Socialism and politics in Los Angeles and California, and extensive correspondence with 
Judge Ben Lindsey about his biography, which was co-authored by Mr. Borough. 



Through the good offices of Grant Dahlstrom of the Castle Press, the Department of Special Collec- 
tions has acquired the papers of Ralph Lee Garnier, pioneer Los Angeles photoengraver. Mr. Garnier's 
gift includes, in addition to personal memorabilia and examples of his work, extensive correspondence 
on the history of photo-engraving in California, together with manuscript notes and related printed material. 



Norris Poulson, the former Mayor of Los Angeles, has presented scrapbooks and correspondence con- 
cerning his administration to the Library. He was first approached by the Oral History Program in 1962, 
but could not be interviewed because of ill health. However, he has completed a lengthy typewritten 
memoir which is now being edited for final typing and deposit in the Department of Special Collections. 



Remi Nadeau, former President of the Friends of the UCLA Library and a frequent user of the De- 
partment of Special Collections, has given the Department the King family papers, which includes the 
correspondence and papers of John King and Andrew Jackson King. The King family came to Southern 
California from Texas in 1852. During the Civil War, John King operated an historic Los Angeles hotel 
the Bella Union. Andrew Jackson King was a judge and undersheriff in Los Angeles County, and during 
the 1860's and 70's he represented this region in the California Legislature. 



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Mme. Alice Ehlers, the concert harpsichordist and teacher, has been interviewed by Mrs. Adelaide 
Tusler of the Oral History Program. .Mme. Ehlers was a close friend of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, and she 
has given to the Library copies of letters received from him between 1932 and 1965. The letters have 
been translated by Rudolf Engelbarts and will be deposited in the Department of Special Collections. 



At a meeting last year of the Pioneer Alumni of UCLA, Horace Magoun, Dean of the Graduate Divi- 
sion, suggested that members could perform a useful service to the University by contributing memorabilia, 
papers, and written recollections of their undergraduate years to the University Archives. Alexander .M. 
Hamilton, President of the Pioneer Alumni, has sent letters urging the 2,500 members to supply materials, 
from which the University should benefit significantly. We are grateful to Dean .Magoun and .Mr. Hamilton 
for the interest they have taken in the history of the campus and the development of the University Ar- 
chives. 

J.V.M. 

Size of Academic Libraries: Michigan's Footnote 

In our .March issue we published selected figures from the tables in Academic Library Statistics com- 
piled by the Association of Research Libraries, and in our accompanying comments we mentioned the dis- 
crepancies, unexplained bv footnotes, in the acquisition and total size statistics for, among several other 
institutions, the University of .Michigan Library. In the case of -Michigan, the 1964-65 figure for the num- 
ber of volumes in the Library seemed to be 59,635 higher than it ought to be. given the statistics at hand. 

U'e have since received a gracious letter from Robert H. .MuUer, Associate Director of the University 
Library at Ann Arbor, which in effect may serve as a substitute for the missing explanatory note. Three 
items of statistical data, not reflected in .Michigan's figure for Net Volumes Added in 1964-65 (126,284), ac- 
count for a rational translation of 1963-64 Volumes in Library (3,224,063) to the 1964-65 figure (3,409,982): 

(1) In 1964-65, the holdings of the University of Michigan Elementary School and High School 
Libraries were reported to the .■\RL for the first time: add 24,1^4 volumes. (2) One of the 
University's libraries decreased its holdings, not reflected in Net Volumes Added figure: 
subtract 14,539- • (3) Up until 1963-64, the ARL had requested figures for more or less unde- 
fined total holdings, but in 1963-64 the ARL used a form developed by the U.S. Department of 
Health, Education, and Welfare which defined Volumes in Library as those "classified, cata- 
logued, or otherwise prepared for use." and .Michigan accordingly lopped off the round figure of 
50,000 to represent en bloc acquisitions not yet "prepared for use." However, for 1964-65 the 
ARL dropped the HEW definition and reverted to its former practice; Michigan therefore re- 
covered from limbo the figure it had tossed away the year before: add 50,000. 

Mr. Muller's figures do indeed account for the discrepancy we had remarked, and we are further in- 
debted to him for his description of the changing definitions of Volumes in Library, which may well ac- 
count for some other libraries' statistics which we had noticed as not being "consistent." 



Senate Library Committee Members 

The Library Committee of the Academic Senate for 1966/67 will consist of Chairman Kenneth H. York 
(Law), Edwin F. Beckenback (.Mathematics). Charles F. Bennett (Geography), William E. Bull (Spanish), 
Hugh G. Dick (English), Paul A. Jorgensen (English), .Mildred E. Mathias (Botany), Joseph F. Ross 
(Medicine), and, ex officio. University Librarian Robert \'osper. 



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Gift of 'The Great Mirror of Folly' 

"Rarely does a single volume combine in itself so much economic interest and so many bibliographi- 
cal puzzles as Net Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid oi The Great Mirror of Folly. Of the volume's real 
significance in economic literature there can be no doubt." So begins Dr. Arthur H. Cole's definitive 
scholarly dissertation (Harvard Kress Library of Business and Economics publication number 6) on this 
landmark work among rare books in the field of business history. 

When Dr. Cole, Professor and Librarian Emeritus of the Baker Library of the Harvard Graduate School 
of Business Administration, visited UCLA as guest speaker for the Friends of the Library meeting last 
October 12, he noted that our neophyte Robert E. Gross Collection lacked this title. He has recently 
presented to the Business Administration Library a very fine edition of Het Groote Tafereel (Amster- 
dam [?], 1720) to fill the hiatus. Such a manifestation of generosity and kindly interest from a professor 
and librarian of a great sister institution is indeed heartening. 

The work is composed of various pieces of verse and prose, together with some seventy-five copper- 
plates of portraits, maps, plans, and caricatures attacking the fever of speculative ventures rife at the 
time. The South Sea and Mississippi Bubbles are the principal subjects of satire. Allusions to contempo- 
rary events in Holland, England, and France, as well as to John Law's scheme for the commercial exploi- 
tation of the Mississippi valley and other French colonial territories, contribute to the unique historical 
interest of this document. 

C. G. 



Edna H. Yelland 

Mrs. Edna Yelland, Secretary-Treasurer of the California Library Association from 1947 to 1963, died 
in Berkeley on April 10. The best testimony to Mrs. Yelland's rare qualities is to be found in the salutes 
to her by seventeen presidents of the CLA which were published in the California Librarian for January 
1964. For this issue, also, Henry Miller Madden, then the Editor, had persuaded her to write a letter 
about her earlier life in California and her work as a librarian, and this revealed a person of quiet good 
humor, always ready for a bit of adventure in those pioneering days of library development in this frontier 
state. 

With all her capacity for hard work and devotion to the tasks at hand, Mrs. Yelland retained her sense 
of the comic in life. She recalled with amusement her attending a French-speaking school in Berkeley. 
("We sang the Marseillaise and began every day with French prayers; 1 learned to do the preuve par neuf.") 
After working in the State Library and in Monterey County, Edna Holroyd went to Tuolumne County to set 
up its first library, after Harriett Eddy had organized the county library system. Then, in San Mateo 
County, she delighted in extending the library system to branches on the coast — in Pescadero, San Gregorio, 
and Pigeon Point. 

On her marriage to her gifted architect husband, Raym, she retired for a while from library work. She 
returned to active library duty in Richmond during the war, and then served the CLA for seventeen years 
as its first full-time Secretary-Treasurer. In her latter years the Yellands, who always loved travel, took 
much pleasure in visiting their daughter Robin and her husband Dr. Nello Gentile, a physician of Milan, 
and their four grandchildren, in Tripoli. 

As was said in the Library Newsletter, a number of our staff members who worked with her on Cali- 
fornia Library Association business remember her as a lady of style and insight, of graciousness and 
energy and generous helpfulness. 

E.T.M. 



May, 1966 45 



Publications and Activities 

Lawrence Clark Powell has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue a study of books on 
California in which he will trace the influence of landscape on literature. 

On April 16, Dean Powell was the featured speaker, with an address entitled "Summing Up," at the 
Southern District meeting of the California Library Association at the Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. 

Anthony Hall has been invited by Sir Frank Francis, Principal Librarian of the British Museum, to 
be one of a small group of experts to participate in an Anglo-American Conference on the Mechanization 
of Library Services, to be held at Oxford from June 30 to July 3- 

Jerome Cushman has received notice that his juvenile book, Marvella' s Hobhw first published in 
1962, has now been reissued in paperback. 

Three staff members were speakers at the Southern California chapter meeting of the Special Libraries 
Association at the Neuropsychiatric Institute on April 15. Louise Darling spoke on the Biomedical Li- 
brary and its specialized services, Robert Braude described the Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval 
System of the National Library of Medicine and the Regional Search Station at UCLA, and Pat Walter 
discussed the Brain Information Service. 

Johanna Tallman has an article on "Birth Control and Information Retrieval" in the Spring number of 
the Bulletin of the Southern California chapter of the Special Libraries Association, and in the same issue 
is her review of A Circular Shift Index of Abbreviations of Mathematical Journal Titles, compiled by Mary 
L. Tompkins and others. 

Carlos Hagen has had an article, "An Information Retrieval System for Maps," published in the Janu- 
ary-February issue of the UNESCO Bulletin for Libraries. 

William H. Kurth, Assistant Librarian at Washington University, and Ray W. Grim, Executive Officer 
at the National Library of .Medicine, are the authors of Moving a Library (The Scarecrow Press, 1966), for 
which Mr. Vosper has contributed prefatory remarks. The book is based upon moves into new quarters by 
the National Library of Medicine and the UCLA Library, the latter accomplished under Mr. Kurth's direc- 
tion while he was Head of the Acquisitions Department at UCLA. 

Guest speakers at the Spring dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library on March 29 at the 
Faculty Center were UCLA professors Philip Durham and Everett L. Jones, presenting an illustrated 
duologue on the genesis and writing of their book. The Segro Cowboys. 

Two recent University of California Press publications, Native Shrubs of Southern California and 
Native Trees of Southern California, are illustrated with color reproductions of some of Eugene .Murman's 
water colors of California flora. The Eugene O. Murman Archive, including 521 original paintings of 
botanical subjects, is deposited in the Department of Special Collections. 



i'CL:\ Librarian is issued monthly by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Charlotte Georgi, 
Martha Gnudi, Dorothy Harmon, James V. -Mink, Everett T. Moore, Betty Rosenberg, David R. Smith, 
Robert Vosper. 



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Supplement to Volume 19, Number 5 

May, 1966 



LIBRARY PROBLEMS AND THE SCHOLAR 

Thomas P. Brockway 

Mt. Brockway, Professor of History at Bennington College, has served as Executive 
Associate on the staff of the American Council of Learned Societies. His article is 
reprinted, by kind permission of the Editors, from the March issue of the ACLS News- 
letter. 



Since World War II our great research libraries have been faced with mounting problems which threaten 
the quality of their services to the nation. Keenly aware of the threat, the librarians have recently 
sounded the alarm and begun energetically to take individual and collective action and to seek federal 
assistance. The problems may not yield to self-help, and Congress, though it has authorized substantial 
aid, does not always fund its better impulses. No one has a greater stake in the well-being and service- 
ability of our libraries than the scholar. ■ 

The libraries' problems are in the main the staggering consequences of their exponential growth rate 
which itself reflects the proliferation of published materials the world over. In 1944 a librarian-scholar, 
Fremont Rider, discovered that research libraries were doubling in size about every sixteen years. Rider's 
Law has not been quite borne out, but a recent study of 58 members of the Association of Research Li- 
braries supports the dire prediction that their collections will double in the twelve years between 1968 
and 1980. This means a rapidly mounting demand for ever more space at higher cost, more staff at better 
salaries, and more funds; and for most libraries it is unlikely that the demand can or will be fully met. 
Indeed, some will be lucky to get enough new space for the card catalogues they will require. 

To compound the librarian's concern and frustration, books have been coming in faster than the Li- 
brary of Congress can catalogue them and send out the cards on which every other library depends; and 
finally it is now well-known that substantial holdings in all libraries were printed on paper that has no 
future, and only recently deterioration has been noted in microfilm negatives no more than thirty years old. 

Confronted by these challenges, the librarians might have resisted expansion, abandoned the ideal 
of self-sufficiency, ignored the scholar's needs and demands, and even welcomed such Makhusian checks 
as fire, flood, theft, and disintegration. Fortunately for the scholar, research libraries have accepted the 
fact of growth, have built up old and new collections even when the language was outlandish or lacked an 
alphabet, and with no prompting from the scholar have steepened the growth curve while stack space was 
still lacking. As the scholar would wish, the librarian replaces books that disappear or are destroyed, 
treats mail-order catalogues and telephone directories as artifacts deserving at least a touch of immortal- 
ity, and instead of junking disintegrating ancients he restores or films them. 

Between the librarian and the scholar, therefore, the space problem has become increasingly acute, 
and no one is certain that he has an answer to it. The university library can be dispersed over the cam- 
pus and across the river (Harvard has ninety-five libraries), but what happens when these lesser libraries 



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become infected with the doctrine of self-sufficiency and new books have to be bought by the dozen? Dis- 
persal can be defended on several counts, but the central library must continue to grow. 

The doctrine and practice of self-sufficiency on a larger scale has set limits to inter-university pool- 
ing of library resources. The Midwest Inter-Library Center, established by a number of university and re- 
search libraries in 1949 and renamed the Center for Research Libraries last year, has been the most am- 
bitious of many cooperative efforts. Since no library can hope to acquire everything now being turned out 
by the world's presses, the advantages of combining resources are obvious, particularly as the means of 
rapid microcopy and transmittal improve. The scholar has not always been an enthusiastic advocate of 
this type of sharing: he wants the documents he depends on at hand and not off at a center and subject 
to call by scholars at ten or twenty cooperating universities. On the other hand the scholar whose own 
university library is poorly stocked may be an enthusiastic supporter of sharing. 

Actually, great economies would result from a division of responsibility between the cooperating mem- 
bers in subjects taught and the corresponding library resources. This would mean that no more than one 
university in the complex would offer Chinese studies or Finno-Ugric languages or build up collections 
in these areas. Great universities, however, are not noted for surrendering anything they have or signing 
self-denying ordinances touching the symbols of their standing. And so the sharing of library resources 
remains somewhat circumscribed by the traditional ideal of self-sufficiency "compounded by institutional 
rivalry." Sharing has benefited the library user by multiplying the resources at his command, but it has 
not yet seriously threatened the growth rate of the individual research library. 

The solution of the space problem that for a time dominated the field was some type of miniaturiza- 
tion, or book-shrinking. In The Future of the Research Library, Verner W. Clapp recalls Fremont Rider's 
prediction that the library would some day "consist of microtext; and not of microtext merely, but of micro- 
text in a form in which the collections would serve as their own catalogue." 

Micro-reproduction at very high ratios may become commonplace, but for a number of reasons it has 
not yet arrived. 

Microfilm is itself a space-saver, and it is replacing bound volumes of newspapers and many periodi- 
cals, but it has not swept the country. The case for its use will probably never be made by the scholar 
so long as he has the alternative of a book in the hand; and books threatened by the disintegration of 
their pages need not be converted to film. It has been known for twenty-five years that the disintegration 
can be effectively checked and that a book that is treated and kept in cold storage has a claim on life 
all but everlasting.* At this point, however, even the classicist might prefer to sit down at the microform 
viewer rather than go underground in his furs. 

Actually, it is likely that the comptroller will do more than the scholar to hold the line against gen- 
eral conversion to microfilm solely on the ground of cost. William S. Dix, librarian at Princeton, recently 
cited a study a few years old which demonstrated that a library, given 100,000 volumes, would find it 
cheaper to put up a building to house them "than to microfilm them and preserve them in that form alone."*' 
Developments in micro-photography may necessitate a re-run of the comparative costs, but .Mr. Dix flatly 
termed the hope of solving the space problem by micro-reproduction an illusion. 

The conclusion is that the solution for the librarian's problem of space is more space, and the mean- 
ing of that is the obvious one that the libraries will have to demand and obtain a larger share of the na- 
tional income. 



*An article on this topic in Publishers' Weekly (January 4, 1965) was entitled "Paper can be made to last 400,000 
years." 
""New Challenges to University Libraries," University, A Princeton Quarterly, Fall 1965. 



May, 1966 49 



After space and money, cataloguing is perhaps the library's greatest problem. In 1964 the Associa- 
tion of Research Libraries gave cataloguing first priority on its program of research and action and put a 
committee to work on it. ARL's concern stemmed from the inability of the Library of Congress to catalogue 
the inrush of materials and supply other libraries with the printed cards promptly or at all. For two-thirds 
of a century the Library of Congress has been selling its catalogue cards and thus saving other libraries 
the labor and expense of working out their own (assuming they were staffed for it). In 1964 the sale to 
some 17,000 libraries reached 52.5 million cards. But in that same year the great university libraries had 
to do their own cataloguing research on nearly half of their new accessions, and on the other half the Li- 
brary of Congress cards were frequently late. ARL's statement on a national program, adopted in January, 
1965, urged that the Library of Congress be enabled to supply cataloguing information when needed— "not 
six months or two years later." 

To meet the cataloguing needs the Association agreed with its Committee that a central agency, 
preferably the Library of Congress, adequately supported by Federal funds, should acquire research mate- 
rials published "anywhere in the world," and "promptly provide, once and for all, cataloguing information 
on them." Dr. Quincy Mumford, the Librarian of Congress, agreed to accept this vast responsibility, and 
the Committee then turned to the indispensable factor of Federal aid. ARL was able to interest Congres- 
sional sub-committees in the problem, and as a result the Higher Education Act of 1965 authorized grants 
to the Library of Congress adequate to cover greatly expanded cataloguing operations. 

With this encouragement the Library of Congress vigorously formulated plans for overtaking its past 
arrearages in cataloguing while keeping current on the inflow of new materials, domestic and foreign. Un- 
fortunately, the 89th Congress ended its first session without voting the funds, and by the middle of Feb- 
ruary, 1966, no one could be certain that the Administration or the Congress would include the cataloguing 
grant in supplemental bills during the second session, or would thereafter vote the funds authorized for 
1966-67 and 1967-68. For the time being our great research libraries must continue the wasteful duplica- 
tion of effort entailed in doing a substantial part of their own cataloguing. 

In this listing of library problems one of great concern to scholars is the fragile state and short life 
expectancy of innumerable books in every large library. If this problem is solved much will be owed to 
the Council on Library Resources, handsomely financed by the Ford Foundation, and its president, Verner 
W. Clapp, and to W. J. Barrow and his research laboratory in Richmond, Virginia. 

In the past the rapid disintegration of book papers was thought to be caused by the coal smoke that 
came with industrialization or by the widespread use of illuminating gas or by the change-over from rag 
to wood-pulp paper in the 19th century. W'ith funds supplied by the Council on Library Resources, .Mr. 
Barrow has patiently confirmed his hypothesis, now more than a quarter of a century old, that the imper- 
manence of book papers must be charged to the use of acid in their manufacture. Largely as a result of 
his researches and published findings it is now known that disintegrating books can be given a new lease 
on life by spraying their pages with a de-acidifier and keeping them in cold storage. Just recently the 
Council has provided funds for a three-volume manual on the restoration and preservation of books which 
will help the librarian decide whether to spray or not to spray. Whatever libraries may do to save their 
collections, there is clear need, as Mr. Dix pointed out last fall, for a national program to preserve at 
least a single copy of the books that must not perish. The Library of Congress subsequently agreed to 
assume responsibility for such a national program. 

A pertinent question remains: To what extent is the incoming flood made up of books and periodicals 
that are destined to deteriorate in a few decades? Some paper manufacturers have changed their formulas 
to increase both the durability and the permanence of their book papers, and one, the S. D. Warren Company, 
announced in I960 that it was then manufacturing all grades of paper on an "acid-free and, therefore, more 

permanent basis." 



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The university presses are generally using paper that has a sound claim to longevity, but it is the 
considered opinion of Mr. Barrow that the great majority of books now being published "will have a limited 
usable life because of the initial low strength and high rate of deterioration. Many of them will need 
restoration within 25-30 years." One of the worst offenders is apparently the Government Printing Office — 
the practice is obviously short-sighted even if much bureaucratic output deserves short shrift. 

In 1961 the American Library Association set up a joint committee of publishers and librarians to 
promote the use of lasting paper, but this committee, Mr. Clapp writes, "got bogged down on technicali- 
ties." Should the scholar now press the librarian to direct the bookseller to favor the publisher who will 
patronize manufacturers who produce what is now widely called "permanent/durable" or just p/d paper? 

Finally, every librarian, if he has time, must make up his mind about the challenge of modern times. 
How much of his thought and resources should be assigned to the development and introduction of new 
techniques in micro-photography or in systems of information storage and retrieval? Should he attend a 
clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing; should he send for the new government publication, 
PAT, A Language for Programming and Man-Computer Communication' 

There is promising activity in this area, and we may look forward to genuine advances in the science 
though not necessarily in the art of librarianship. For example, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
is engaged on a large-scale, long-term project known as INTREX whose objective is the production of a 
design for evolving "a large university library into a new information transfer system." The indefatigable 
Council on Library Resources began supporting projects in automated indexing in 1959, and on a single 
day in January of this year announced the financing of two new experiments: one deals with the conver- 
sion of a library catalogue from cards to "machine-readable form for computer processing;" the other, con- 
ducted by the New York Public Library, will seek "alternatives to [the] conventional card catalogue." 
A survey sponsored by the Council on Library Resources for the Library of Congress, and published in 
1963, concluded that automation of the Library's major functions was "both desirable and feasible."* Dr. 
Mumford informed ARL at its January meeting that the automation program at the Library of Congress was 
picking up speed. 

But no one must imagine that library problems can be swept under the computer, and those most in- 
volved in experiment and testing warn against the expectation of miracles at any time or the imminence 
of cheap shortcuts. 

From these remarks it should be clear that librarians are aware of the crises they face, whoever else 
is, and that corrective action is being taken on various levels. However, it is not at all certain that 
enough is being done, that what is being done piecemeal will eventually contribute to an effectively func- 
tioning whole, or that the librarians' potential allies are aware of the gravity of the problems they live 
with. 

To offset the piecemeal approach prominent librarians have stressed the need for a national library 
system or program, "integrated but not monolithic," whose shared resources in whatever form would con- 
tinue to grow, but in orderly fashion and with a minimum of duplicated effort and cross-purpose. They 
have also pleaded for greatly increased Federal support for their operations. ARL's statement of Janu- 
ary, 1965, favored Federal grants on the ground that local and state resources were inadequate and "the 
individual and collective resources of libraries are already overtaxed." In his inaugural address as pres- 
ident of the American Library Association last summer, Robert Vosper demanded increased Federal as- 
sistance as he pointed to the "plain and cruel fact" that the Federal government had done nothing for the 
libraries while its "immense injection of funds" into research had brought about "a staggering increase 
in demands for library services."** 



'Automation and the Library of Congress, Washington, 1963. 
•'"Libraries and the Inquiring Mind," ALA Bulletin, September 1965. 



May, 1966 51 



In recent months noteworthy progress has been made in the direction both of a national library program 
and of more Federal support. 

The Library of Congress is the obvious keystone in any national library structure, but in the past the 
case for its centrality has not convinced everyone. Some have objected that it could never be fully a Na- 
tional Library because its first obligation must be to the Congress. Whether or not the point is valid, the 
Library of Congress has appeared to be incurably short of space, staff, and funds, and its arrearages in 
cataloguing, swollen by the Farmington Plan and PL480, were known to everyone. And so polycentrism 
appeared to be an alternative solution for the nation's library problems: bibliographic housekeeping and 
responsibilities could be divided between half a dozen regional centers on the model of the fine Center 
for Research Libraries in Chicago. 

At the moment, however, the Library of Congress is looking and acting like a National Library. None 
of its intractable problems have been solved, but it is on the move with the active cooperation of ARL, 
and its future has new lustre. First, it will, in due course, have the third building it has long needed and 
pleaded for year after year; and when it is built as a memorial to James Madison the Library of Congress 
will, for a time at least, have room in which to perform its multifarious duties swiftly and well. Second, 
as already noted the Library has accepted responsibility for a national preservation program and for greatly 
expanded cataloguing operations which will benefit everyone. 

Much of the new spirit in evidence at the Library of Congress must be credited to the Federal govern- 
ment. During the first session of the 89th Congress the Administration and the Congress handsomely ac- 
knowledged their responsibility for the continued quality of our libraries and their services to the nation. 
The Congress authorized funds not only for expanded cataloguing at the Library of Congress, as already 
noted, but also for book purchases and library training at colleges and universities in the amount of $65 
million for each of three fiscal years. 

It is heartening to know that Congress set this value on our libraries and their well-being. But as 
suggested earlier the good intentions expressed in authorizations will not cover the librarian's deficits, 
and whether appropriations will follow in this fiscal year or the next is always problematical. The diffi- 
culty is that the committees that recommend aid to the libraries and the committees that recommend ap- 
propriations have very different views of the heavenly city, and it is here that the librarians have an edu-- 
cational task to perform if their crisis is to be eased by Congress. 

In any case the basic problems of space and funds will remain to threaten libran,' services across the 
nation. Authoritative spokesmen have recently resorted to the elemental metaphors of fire and flood to 
warn against further delays in finding solutions. In his inaugural address last summer Robert Vosper said 
that piecemeal research on library matters was only "putting out small brush fires when we should have 
been attacking a major conflagration." In the article already cited, William S. Dix, librarian at Princeton, 
wrote of the need of a national library' network which "should more effectively bring under control — before 
we all drown in it — the vast sea of past publication and the rising flood of new publication." 

As these statements suggest, crises on the order of fire and flood will not be overcome comfortably 
or overnight, and any progress will require the effort of everyone concerned. Three years ago a confer- 
ence at the White House examined the problems of the libraries and concluded that a National Library 
Commission was called for. Some ten months later an executive order creating such a commission was 
ready for Mr. Kennedy's signature at the time of his assassination. Today the idea of a National Library 
Commission is deserving of serious consideration as a means of rallying support for ARL and the Library 
of Congress and their joint plans. Such a Commission might even activate the university presidents who, 
Mr. Vosper charged, have as a group too long "shamefully held their heads in the sand" and failed to give 
"concerted and statesmanlike attention" to the dilemmas of the libraries. 



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UCLA Librarian 



At the least, exploratory talks between representative librarians and scholars would serve to empha- 
size the scholarly community's interest and concern, and its willingness to bear arms in a cause so fate- 
ful to it. The ACLS appears ideally qualified to take the first step toward collaboration. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 19, Number 6 June, 1966 



Lawrence Clark Powell, Librarian 

To pay tribute to Lawrence Clark Powell on the occasion of his retirement is a happy privilege be- 
cause he has been a good and deeply cherished friend for nearly thirty years. I write now, however, not 

as a friend but as a grateful colleague, and in so doing 
I know that I speak for countless members of the UCLA 
faculty. 

When the full history of UCLA is someday written, 
the work of Lawrence Clark Powell must be featured in 
it, for he has played a central and very creative role in 
the University's development on this campus, inasmuch 
as the Library is not only a symbol of the University's 
growth but an indispensable source of its strength and 
continuing potentiality as a seat of learning. 



Ordinary men are not the creators of great libraries: 
this is a task that calls for extraordinary vision, commit- 
ment, and passion. A greatly creative librarian, like a 
great collector, must have a passion for books — for books 
as physical objects, for books as a source of refreshment 
and joy, for books as transmitters of human knowledge 
and experience and of suffering and triumph, for books 
as embodiments of man's striving for intellectual control 
and artistry, and for books as keys to new understanding. 
Without such vision there is no passion, and without pas- 
sion great libraries do not come into being. 




Oil portrait by Mrs. Richard Aldington, 
London, 1950. 



When in 1943-44 a new Librarian was to be named on the Los Angeles campus, strong faculty support 
developed for Lawrence Clark Powell, then a junior assistant in the Acquisitions Department. Inevitably 
there were, in some quarters, misgivings in terms that perhaps have been heard in other academic halls 
at other times: Is it really wise to jump a young man this far this fast? But the prudent questions did 
not remain long unanswered, and indeed I suspect they were prudently forgotten bv mid-afternoon of the 
new Librarian's first day in office because it became immediately clear that he had been not simply trained 
but born to the post he now occupied. As I have said of him on another occasion, the air became electri- 
cally charged. 

Administrative and faculty support of the Library was stimulated, and endured. A number of outstand- 
ing young assistants, men now distinguished leaders in their profession, were recruited to help with the 
complex administrative tasks, and of these the first was our own Robert Vosper, who remains the first. 



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primus inter pares. An overdue and tonic revision of staff salaries was achieved, and the staff developed 
what it has never lost, an outstanding esprit ile carps. Wise policies for the Clark Library were developed, 
and in carrying out the program intended to transform the Clark from a princely collection of rare books 
into a true research library, the new Director began that series of forays into the book trade abroad that 
led not alone to the strengthening of the Clark and the Main Library but subsequently into such major ac- 
quisitions as the C. K. Ogden and the Isaac Foot libraries to the benefit of the total University Library 
system. 

The purchase of the incomparable Sadleir Collection, impossible today to duplicate, was adroitly ac- 
complished, as were numerous other major acquisitions impossible to name. The friends of the UCLA Li- 
brary were brought together as friends and as The Friends. And always and ever the vision of the great 
university library in the great city was imaginatively pursued. 

The task is of course unending, but the developme